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Covid-19 burials: Hear the scientists and professionals
Date : Dec - 26

Unlike water and food-borne bacterial illnesses, such as Typhoid and Cholera, which could be carried in stools, Covid-19 is a virus which would not be present in dead cells, so that when the patient is dead the virus also dies. To overcome the remote possibility of contamination, he has suggested to bury the dead in an impermeable wrapping, Prof. Peiris also mentions that the viral load of a dead or dying person is very low, and therefore the possible transmission, too, is very insignificant.

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Creating Sustainable Wealth
Date : Dec - 21

Today, national economies are measured based on their trade. Therefore, what is not traded does not make it to the national income. This was succinctly captured by Nobel winning economist, Economist Paul Samuelson, who joked that if a man marries his maid, GDP falls. A man pays a salary to a maid, but if they marry, then the maid becomes his wife, and no salary is paid. It is not an old-fashioned gender stereotyping, but a harsh criticism of the nature of GDP. It does not see the real value of

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Victoria, hold your water!
Date : Dec - 12

Nothing. But, in the last three months, areas around the Victoria dam in Digana, there have been at least 6 minor tremors. A tremor is the technical term to classify a small earthquake. The first of them was reported on 29th of August, 2020 at 20.32 and it was felt by people living in Haragama, Milapitiya, Anuragama and Kiual-Linda areas of the right bank of the Mahaweli River as well as and dwellers at Ambakote, Aluthwatte and Kengalla areas of the left bank of the river. Around the world, an e

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Prison riots, human rights and impunity
Date : Dec - 05

Prisons have existed in our country for many centuries. But the modern-day prison system has been introduced by the British. Department of prisons was established in 1844 by an ordinance (Act no 18 of 1844). The prisons are established to keep persons who are waiting to go on trial, or for execution or exile, or until a fine or a debt is paid. They are called remand prisoners. Occasionally, individuals who posed a particular threat to the state might be deprived of their liberty for a long perio

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UNHRC Sessions In March 2021: Duty To Ensure Accountability & Justice
Date : Dec - 01

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s speech on 18th November 2019 at the Ruwanwelisaya Buddhist Temple in Anuradapura has sealed the fate of Tamils lock, stock and barrel without any room for reconciliation, accountability and justice, As he stated, he has reinforced his power and position as a President by his Sinhala Buddhist people to serve the interests of the Sinhala Buddhists as a Sinhala Buddhist President while deserting and allowing the Tamils and Muslims to live as citizens outside the mains

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