Pfizer and AstraZeneca are winners of vaccines, But Pfizer vaccine offers longer-term protection-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Both prevent hospitalization of cases who contract the Delta variant, being vaccinated with either vaccine- prior. Total number of COVID-19 cases passes 181 million and more than 3.9 million deaths. Covid-19 has now been reported on every continent. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Currently, there are 127 candidate vaccines. Today, there are 37 candidate vaccines in stage 3 clinical trials. So far, 19 vaccines have been authorized across several countries. Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca are winners when there are so many other candidate vaccines? There is more evidence that Pfizer vaccine offers longer-term protection. Currently, the thought in Australia is that people under the age of 60 should preferentially get Pfizer, In the UK people under the age of 40 are advised to get Pfizer. Atagi comprises independent infectious ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 30 June 2021 – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “MAWKISH HUMOUR” Watch England v Sri Lanka ODI Cricket Highlights June 2021 Humanitarian Project – Distribution of essentials to the flood victims – In collaboration with AAKASH GREEN and THILANKA HOTELS AND RESORTS One of the best batches of the best school! – One of the best batches at RC -The 49 Group – By D.S.Sivapragasam, Canada Central Bank Governor’s Statement on Foreign Currency Liquidity in Domestic Market Obituary: Ranjitham (Ranji) Annama Ariathurai Uncertainty of life: Remembering three ‘Nangis-By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Campaign to send ICU Beds to Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Community In Brisbane – update My PhD Journey – by Uma Panch A murder that shook the country; Burmese in Ceylon | Lost & Forgotten Watch T20 Cricket Highlights – England v ...

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Health & Views June 2nd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Download the PDF file . Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / ...

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Chronic Kidney Disease a major health issue in Sri Lanka.-by Harold Gunatillake Transcript: “It is the toil, sweat and tears of the humble paddy farmer in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka that puts the rice on our plates daily. It is this very same farmer, mainly in the North Central Province (NCP), who has been caught in the vice-like grip of a deadly, mysterious kidney disease”-Kumudini Hettiarachchi. It is observed that there is a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin, leading to failure in kidney function, in the Northern Central province in Sri Lanka, among the farming community. It has become the silent killer among the farming community and a major health problem in the island. It is a toxic nephropathy and labelled as chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. There is various hypothesis, but the closest one is environment exposure to heavy metals. These heavy ...

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Taste of Sri Lankan food your mother cooked for you!-by Harold Gunatillake   Truly, this is home, away from home. Good morning everybody. I am in Mortdale, a suburb of Sydney, on a glorious Wintery Sunday with blue skies, at this Sri Lankan restaurant, opened a few years ago by a Sri Lankan family, and whole heap of Sri Lankans are there already in the restaurant, to experience this special Sunday lunch your mother would cook for you. ...

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Health & Views May 2nd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Download the PDF file . Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 25 April 2021 –4th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Watch Live: Remembering ANZACS – Anzac Day 2021 – Commemorative dawn services | official broadcast | ABC Australia “STORIES IN SONG” by Des Kelly Sinhala & Tamil Avurudu (New Year) Celebrations at Walawwa – Breakout from Lockdown! – By Trevine Rodrigo in Melbourne Minoli De Silva | Sri Lankan Curry | Masterchef Australia 2021 The Sinhalese Cultural Centre – Sydney Opening Ceremony – 18 April 2021 – Photos thanks to Roy Grafix SWA – Sydney Own Sinhala Originals and More Concert – Photos thanks to Roy Grafix Uma Panch – A Pride To Sri Lanka Day 4 Highlights | Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test 2021 Anh’s Brush With Fame – Kamahl on arriving in Australia and his start in music Kamahl discusses the ...

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Sri Lankan Australians in NSW becoming a credible community.   Early migration of Sri Lankans from their native land to Sydney was in the seventies, with a few families settled in earlier. There were about 30 families in Sydney living in the city and the suburbs, and most of them were professionals, teachers, and a few businesspeople. Meeting most weekends to get together and enjoy a good tasty spicy rice and curry was something that we looked forward, to feel home away from home. We had not collected enough money to purchase cars, but public transport was the mode of travel. So, getting down at the closest railway station, walking along the roadside, until the smell of dhal curry and Basmati boiled rice emanated, and that was the signal to spot the location of the home we were visiting for lunch. We never checked the number of the premises, but ...

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Colombo 21 (Castle Hill, Sydney) – by Dr. Harold Gunatillake Transcript: Cooking exotic Sri Lankan foods, is it viewed as culture, or a creation of art? I would say it is both culture and art. Culture is derived from the ancient traditions in Sri Lanka, and the art is the way it is presented which is a creation of the Western world. Newly opened Sri Lankan Restaurant in Castle Hill a popular suburb of Sydney, thickly populated with migrants including Sri Lankans seems to be the ideal convenient spot to visit for the food lovers who love Sri Lankan foods. No worries about parking, plenty of spaces in the basement car park. I am at this newly opened restaurant in Castle Hill called the Colombo 21, and I must say the ambience is superb, and quite spacious compared to most other Asian restaurants. The offerings are plenty to choose from ...

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If you have diabetes type 2, should know?- by Dr Harold Gunatillake There is more than one way you could bring down blood sugar level to normal range (fasting 90-110 mg), if you have diabetes. Early stages, your doctor will refer you to a dietician for advice on dietetic management. This early stage (pre-diabetic phase) diet and exercise alone will help to control the disease and possibly even reverse. Being having a genetic factor for diabetes or family history, you may need to continue both exercise and strict low GI foods discipline long term. When you are a full blown diabetic due to neglect during the early phase, your doctor will put you on medication to bring down your blood sugar level with food restrictions. Medication alone can control the blood sugar level but may not be able to reverse the diabetic situation unless the insulin resistance is reduced. In ...

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