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Faces of depression

(Island) By Dr. Dewasmika Ariyasinghe (MBBS,MD-Psych), (The names of patients used in this article are not real.) Amila is a 30-year-old woman. She works as a directress in a private company and is a mother of two children. She had been happy with her children and husband until one year ago. Since few months, she has … Continue reading

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Halal, Haram and Makruh

Recently the Hyderabad-based Muslim seminary Jamia Nizamia, started in 1876, issued a ban on Muslims eating prawn, shrimp, and crabs, calling them Makruh Tahrim (abominable) According to Islam, there are three categories of food : Halal (allowed) , Haram (prohibited), Makruh (strictly to be avoided as abominable) Most Muslims eat meat, every kind. In fact, … Continue reading

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The “facts” about ageing

Conversation Dana Rosenfeld Reader in Sociology, Keele University People over the age of 65 make up a larger percentage of the global population than ever before. As this ageing of society only really took off in the last century, it’s unsurprising that much of what we think we know about ageing is untrue. The “facts” about ageing depict … Continue reading

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Good bye Honourable Mother Lanka

‘Ithin Ayubowan Lakmawuni Garu’  Daily Mirror Editorial “To me who shunned liquor fearing hell, was given them as part of a plot, beheading the children who were adorable, I fell prey to the enemy design” Two hundred and two years ago, on January 25, 1816, when the last monarch of Sri Lanka, Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe … Continue reading

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