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  WARUNI of HABARADUWA with GLORIA from W.A by Quintus de Zylva WARUNI was one of the children we met in Galle shortly after the Asian tsunami of 2004. She was then a school girl at Sangamitta College and she was one of the first children to whom AuSLMAT donated a laptop. She is shown here demonstrating her skills with the laptop at the Unawatuna Beach resort. Her sister Pushpika is next to her. Waruni is now a second year undergraduate at Ruhunu University. She will meet the AuSLMAT medical team at the same hotel on Wednesday 5th July next year. We are proud to have assisted these children reach their full potential with competency in English.   ...

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Carbs you should worry about Written by Dr harold Gunatillake FRCS,MBBS, FICS, AM(Sing), FIACS: Health writer There are carbs and carbs- you need to choose the right kind for you, especially if you are a diabetic and has an obesity problem. There are three types of major nutrients (macro-nutrients) Carbs, fats and proteins you need to eat daily for energy and metabolic functions, akin to putting petrol into your motor vehicle to run. These macro-nutrients provide the energy for your body’s machinery to work just like in your car. There are other minor nutrients (micro-nutrients) required for your subsistence in very minute amounts- so minute they could be packed in a capsule which you purchase as multi-vitamin capsule. ...

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Combined Charities December Newsletter Young Town Hall Boorowa St My Dear Friends, It is time again to present our 15th Newsletter. I hope you do take the time to read it in it’s enirety & then forward it to as many as possible in order to arouse the sleeping conscience of those who are unaware of the abject poverty & squalor that many of us are surrounded by! This Newsletter also contains an appeal for the shortfall in funds to complete the home for the Fernando Family & also in need of some generosity towards our annual Christmas gifts as detailed. As we journey through our short earthly life, let us be mindful that when we are eventually confronted by the Lord, we will not have to ask HIM, But Lord, when did I see you hungry, thirsty, when did I see you naked & clothed you, when did I ...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ad low FODMAP diet There is no proper medicine to cure chronic irritable bowel syndrome, other than by dietetic discipline. This is a very common malady among Asians including Sri Lankans due to spicy carb varieties of food they eat, and silently suffer with the condition. In this syndrome you suffer with abdominal pain and cramping, a bloating feeling, gaseous embarrassing moments, constipation, followed by diarrhoea and mucus in your stools, with bleeding and with progressing weight loss. These symptoms are present in any chronic abdominal dysfunction, and may take time to suspect IBS through evaluation process. It is a chronic recurrent progressive condition and all investigations prove negative and the diagnosis is made on having a typical history through trial and error. The causes are not known, but many factors can play a part. The walls of the small and large bowel muscles contract and ...

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Know your Milk you drink  Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake – Health writer Your super-market shelves will have a variety of milk options, but the classic cow’s milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium. It has 3.5% milk fat and is best given to babies between 1 and 2 years old, for their growing brains. Adults who exercise and lead an active life also should drink classic cow’s milk for their energy. Sedentary people should avoid this natural high calorie product as it may increase your body weight leading to obesity. Children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk, new research suggests. Children who drank whole (3.25 per cent fat content) milk had a Body Mass Index score that was 0.72 units lower than those who drank 1 or 2 per cent milk ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS  NOVEMER 2016 – Compiled by Victor Melder The touring Sri Lankans beat Zimbabwe by 225 runs to win the first Test, played at Harare Sports Club. Scores:Sri Lanka, 1st Innings – 537 (M.D.K.J.Perera 110, Tharanga 110no, Silva 94, Kaunaratne 56, Gunaratne 54, Cremer 4/142, Mpofu 2/96) Zimbabwe, 1st Innings – 373 (Cremer 102no, Moor 79, Tiripano 46, Mawoyo 45, Lakmal 3/69, Herath 3/97, M.D.K.Perera 2/66, Mendis 1/10)Sri Lanka, 2nd Innings – 247/6 dec (Karunaratne 110, de Silva 64, Mumba 4/50, Waller 1/17, Mpofu 1/42) Zimbabwe, 2nd Innings – 186 (Cremer 43, Williams 40, M.D.K.Perera 3/34, Herath 3/38, Lakmal 2/45, Kumara 2/45) Test debuts: D.A.S.Gunaratne and C.B.R.L.S.Kumara (Sri Lanka) and C.T.Mumba (Zimbabwe) Player of the match: A.G.Cremer (Zimbabwe) The touring Sri Lankans beat Zimbabwe by 257 runs to win the second Test, played at Harare Sports Club. Scores: Sri Lanka, 1st Innings – 504 (de Silva 127, ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF (NOVEMBER 2016) Compiled by Victor Melder The Handbook of Drug Abuse Information (HBDAI) – 2016 reveals that the total drug related arrests last year was 82, 482 up from 67, 025 made in 2014. The HBDAI released by the National Dangerous Drug Control Board (NDDCB) stated that drug related arrests had increased by 23 per cent last year. NDDCB has said that the total number of drug related arrests in 2012 was 47,926. When compared with the year 2013 drug related arrests increased by 1.5 per cent in 2014. Thirty five per cent of arrests was related to heroin and 65 per cent to cannabis. According to the HBDAI – 2016, 32 per cent of the total drug related arrests last (2015) year was related to heroin and 63 per cent to cannabis. Most number of drug related arrests has been reported from the Western ...

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