Centre for Dengue Research

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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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In a new move, the 4th International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) conference took two divisions as parallel symposia, on Reconciliation and on Pali. The IRCHSS  was held at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 3rd December 2015. It was organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and featured both...
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dengue prevention shramadana
As another collective attempt to eradicate dengue, a sharamadana was organized to clean the university premises on 23rd November. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Registrar Mr. K. Gnanasiri Britto, administrative staff, academic and non-academic staff as well as the students took part in this event. In recent past, the dengue threat had been spreading...
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Dr. Nileeka Malavige – Dengue Research Center
Dengue is the world’s most common mosquito borne viral infection which is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally A. aegypti. It’s so common that it makes headlines on newspapers everyday. Annually there are about 390 million infections all around the world and it causes a significant problem for Sri Lanka...
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The symptoms of Dengue occur due to the increased leaking of fluid from capillaries, which if severe can lead to shock. The researchers at the Centre for Dengue Research (CDR) have identified a potential mediator that causes such vascular leakage and are currently in the process of conducting a clinical trial to determine the efficacy...
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