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In the backdrop of the massive resurgence of COVID-19 in several parts of the world, a new more infectious and potent strain of SARS-CoV-2 has been discovered in Sri Lanka. Expert scientists at Sri Jayewardenepura University have said that the new strain of COVID-19 is airborne and its droplets can remain in the air for...
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COVID-19 patients detected post-New Year season are showing severe symptoms as opposed to the patients reported before implied by Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, the Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dr. Jeewandara quoted “At present severe complications are being reported among young individuals infected with the virus,...
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A METHOD TO PRESERVE HUMAN TISSUES BY ROOM TEMPERATURE RESIN CASTING: AN EFFECTIVE TEACHING TOOL IN HUMAN ANATOMY. A novel method of human tissue preservation invented as a result of extensive research conducted by Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe and Senior Prof S.G. Yasawardene managed to obtain the local patent (Patent No – 17967) for the process...
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The Ministry of Health has been sending samples of SARS-CoV2 patients to the laboratory at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura which has been carrying out sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 viruses since the onset of the epidemic in Sri Lanka. Several samples from those...
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COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019,” is the official name given by the World Health Organization to the disease caused by this newly identified coronavirus. According to recent estimates, about 1 in 6 patients will have complications, including some that are life-threatening. The complications of the respiratory tract need multidisciplinary treatment modalities. Out of which...
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The Centre for Dengue Research at the very onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, initiated PCR testing for the SARS-CoV2 as it was of national importance to do so. Since identification of the first Sri Lankan patient on the 10th of March, they have currently carried out approximately 5000 PCR tests. Dedicated team of scientists have...
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ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ පර්යේෂණ කණ්ඩායම COVID-19 රෝගය නිසා දිනෙන් දින ලොවට අහිමි වන ජීවිත බේරා ගැනීම සඳහා එන්නතක් හෝ වෙනත් සාර්ථක ප්‍රතිකර්මයක් සොයා ගන්නා තුරු ලොව පුරා ජීවත්වන මිලියන සංඛ්‍යත පිරිසක් දෑස් දල්වා බලා සිටිති. ඒ සඳහා සාර්ථක පිළියමක් සොයා ගැනීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විද්‍යාඥයන්, පර්යේෂකයන් සහ නව නිර්මාණකරුවන් ද නොයෙකුත් අත්හදා බැලීම් සිදු කරමින් සිටිති.  එහි...
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The University of Sri Jayewardenepura is one of the leading laboratories in Sri Lanka, which is carrying out diagnostics for COVID-19. Currently several strains of the SARS-CoV2 virus are circulating in the world and some strains are thought to be more virulent than others. As infected patients came to Sri Lanka from all over the...
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Prof. Neelika Malavige Joins The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
Professor Neelika Malavige joined The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)’s Executive Committee on March 10, 2020. Prof. Neelika is the Director of the Centre for Dengue Research at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura since 2012 and she has published extensively on dengue, for which she has won many awards. ISID’s Executive Committee members are...
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The portable single man operational COVID 19 sample collection chamber was invented by Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The currently available sample collection chambers need a minimum of two health care workers to operate and most are not portable. Using this new unit, a single...
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