Tuesday, November 22, 2016



Health Minister Oppose The Budget Proposal On Getting Rs.500 Million Grant From Tobacco Company

Minister Of Health,Nutrition and indigenous Medicine
Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has opposed the proposal made through the Budget -2017 by requesting the Tobacco Company to transfer Rs.500 million grant to the Presidential Fund in view of using if for an Anti Tobacco Progtamme.

This proposal is against the clauses of World Health Organization's Framework Convention  On Tobacco Control (FCTC)signed by 182 countries in the world including Sri Lanka in 2003  the Minister has stated.

Under the FCTC getting a financial grant from Tobacco Company for  a programme conduct by Health Sector is an unethical Minister has stressed.

Sri Lanka is the first country in Asia which  signed  the convention .

A Hybrid Car Fallen To A Pond In Front Of The Parliament

A hybrid car has fallen to a Pond in front of the
Parliamentary Complex due to the darkness and rain prevailed at that time it has been reported.

 The driver was rescued from the car which travelled from the Parliamentary premises.

Prescription Drug Reactions Send More Older Americans To Emergancy Room


Former Minister Basil Rajapakshe Sought Permission From Colombo High Court To Go Abroad

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil
Rajapskshe who has faced several bribery allegations had today (22)sought permission from the  Colombo High Court to go abroad.

The Colombo High Court Judge Sarojani Kusala weerawardena has requested the Attorney General to make recommendations by 25th  to the court regarding Former Minister Basil Rajapakshe's request.

Airport Customs Officers Arrested A Sri Lankan National With 183 Cartons Of Illegal Cigarettes At Katunayake

Airport customs officers have today (22)arrested a Sri
Lankan national who arrived from Dubai with 183 illegal cigarette cartons in his possession

The Customs had forfeited the Rs.1.8 million worth stock of cigarettes arrested with the suspect and imposed a Rs.50,000 penalty on the suspect after an inquiry held on the incident  it has been reported. 

Sri Lanka To Completely Stop Mother To Child Transmission Of HIV Virus At The End Of Next Year

Sri Lanka plans to completely stop Mother to
Child transmission of HIV/AIDS Virus by the end of next year according to the Consultant Venereologist attached to National STD/AIDS Campaign Dr.Lilani Rajapakshe.

The First HIV  Positive Case on Mother to Child transmission  has been reported  in Sri Lanka 1994 and that year 78 such infant HIV Positives had been Reported.Since then up to last year(2015) around 100 Mother to Child transmission HIV Positives estimated as living in the country Dr.Rajapakshe has stated.

During last year seven new infants born to HIV Positive mother's have been reported and this year only two such cases reported she has stressed.

Last year alone National STD/AIDS Control Programme has treated sixteen HIV Infected pregnant mother's and as a result they managed to deliver their babies free from HIV Virus Dr.Rajapakshe has revealed

Altogether STD Campaign so far treated sixty seven HIV Infected mother's and managed to keep their babies free from HIV Virus she has added.

Addressing a media seminar held today(22) at the Health Education Bureau in Colombo on World AIDS Day Dr.Rajapakshe has stated that by performing  HIV Test for  every pregnant mother in the country Sri Lanka will completely stop Mother to Child transmission of HIV Virus at the end of next year

Now that target has been  reached around 96 percent she has stated.

For Your General Knowledge

In Washington D.C  What does D.C stand for?   District Of Colombia

LBW (In Cricket).- Leg Before Wicket

IFJ-.International Federation Of  Journalists

UNEP- United Nations Environmental Programme

IBM- International Business Machines

BMI -Body Mass Index

UNAIDS- United Nations AIDS Programme

TG- Transgenders

VIP- Very Important Person

LLB- Bachelor of  Law

Bribery Commission Officers Arrested A Police Constable While Accepting A Liquor Bottle As A Bribe

bribe සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵලThe Bribery Commission officers  have today(22) arrested a Police Constable while accepting a liquor bottle as a bribe from a Motor Cyclist to cover a fault of the cyclist in front of Madawachchiya Bus Stand.

The Bribery Commission Officers have arrested the Police Constable who attached to the traffic division  of the Madawachchiya Police when trying to accept a liquor bottle worth nearly RS.2500 as a bribe to cover the Motor Cyclist's fault of riding the Motor Cycle without a valid license it has been revealed.

The suspect is due to be produced before Anuradhapura Magistrate Court.


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A Female Was Drowned While Bathing In Ma Oya

drowned සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵලA Female was drowned while bathing in Ma Oya at Andimulla in Kochchikade (Western Province)area it has been reported.

The Police along with residents of  the area had launched a search operation to find the drowned female who has been identified as a resident in Baduwatte,Katana area.

Kochchikade Police are conducting an investigation on the incident.


Rat Bites

mouse bite සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵලRats are equipped with large teeth and administer painful bites when threatened. Healthy rats typically avoid people and prefer to be active when buildings are quiet. However, when cornered, they will lunge and bite to defend themselves. The saliva of some species of rats carries hazardous diseases, such as leptospirosis and Hantavirus. In rare cases, rat bite victims may contract rat-bite fever. Humans bitten by rodents are also susceptible to tetanus infections.

Rat bites may be shallow or deep. Some display single puncture wounds, while others display multiple abrasions. Bleeding often occurs. Although infection is rare, all rodent bites should be promptly and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Tetanus immunizations may be required for those who have not received them in recent years. Despite common belief, no rodent bites in North America have ever resulted in the transmission of rabies. However, a person bitten by a rat should seek a medical professional.

Signs and Symptoms
The common symptoms of a rat bite are pain, redness, swelling around the bite and, if secondary infection occurs, a weeping, pus-filled wound. Other rat bite symptoms may include those associated with bacterial infections known as streptobacillary rat bite fever and spirillary rat bite fever.
Muscle ache, vomiting, joint pain, headache, fever, and rash are common symptoms of streptobacillary rat bite fever. Symptoms usually occur 3-10 days after an infected rat bites a person.

Symptoms of spirillary rat bite fever vary, but are typically repetitive fever, an ulcer at the site of the bite, swelling, swollen lymph nodes and rash. These symptoms may occur one to three weeks after being bitten by an infected rat.

Rats and mice are very rarely infected with rabies, and their bites are not known to transmit this disease to humans.Seek professional medical advice or attention anytime someone is bitten by an animal.

All Island Bus Operators Association Opposed The New Traffic Violations Fine Hike

traffic violations සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵල All Island Bus Operators Association(AIBPA) has stated  today(22) that they are opposing the Transport Ministry's decision to increase Traffic Violations fine to Rs.25,000 regarding six traffic violations.

The Association is due to hold discussions with several Bus and Trishaw Unions this evening to discuss  their action regarding the decision to increase the traffic violations fine it has been reported.

Ministry of Transport has announced the Traffic Violations Fine hike yesterday(21)  following discussions held between leaders of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association and Ministers Nimal Siripala De Silva and Ravi Karunanayake.

Health Minister Requested The Western Doctors Not To Accept Sponsorships From Drug Companies

no to drug companies සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵලMinister of Health ,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has requested the Western Doctors Unions not to accept any sponsorship's from Drug Companies for their functions according to the Ministry Sources. As the Ministry of Heath too provided funds for events hosted by Western Doctors Unions, .Some Western Doctors Unions had  already agreed to the request Minister Dr.Senaratne has stated.

Twenty HIV Positives With Risky Behaviour Found As Donated Their Blood To National Blood Transfusion Service-Their Blood Has Been Later Removed

bllod transfusion සඳහා පින්තුර ප්‍රතිඵල
Twenty HIV Positives with risky behavior pattern  had found as donated their blood to the National Blood Transfusion Service last year(2015)  and their blood had been removed soon after the tests confirmed that they are HIV Positives  according to the Consultant Epidemiologist  attached to National STD/AIDS Control Programme Dr.Sriyakanthi Benaragama .

Sex workers ,Male to Male Sexual contacts and Drug Users were among these HIV Positives who have donated blood last year  hiding their risky behavioral status Dr.Beneragama has stressed.However as the  National Blood Transfusion Service maintains a good blood testing techniques managed to identify these HIV Positives who were in their window period of the disease  she has stated while addressing a Media Seminar held this morning(22) at Health Education Bureau in Colombo regarding World AIDS Day.

People with risky behaviors should think several times before donating blood to National Blood Transfusion Service and should fill the form provided prior to the blood donation with correct facts to avoid any difficult situation like this Dr.Beneragama has said. 

Every year one or two HIV Positives identify after donating blood like this but this is the first time that a large number of HIV Positives were found within a year that donate blood she has further added.

Sri Lanka's National Blood Transfusion Service rated as Best in South Asia.

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