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If it is not a or B it must be C: a Stealthy Killer on the Prowl

Till the early 70s, nothing much was known about hepatitis C and it was called NANB (not A not B). Its genome could be cloned only in 1989. The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has 6 different variants - genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Within each genotype are further divisions called subtypes and mutations of the hepatitis C virus called quasi species. This variability of the virus has made it difficult to treat it and to develop a vaccine that will protect against all strains of HCV.

Launch of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Campaign in Tokyo


A Sri Lankan tourism promotion campaign in Japan was launched under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Development, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo and the Nihon Keizai Advertising Company (ADEX) recently at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tokyo.

Knowledge Economy: The Role of the Universities and Higher Education Institutes

Gone are the days when the Universities could be ivory towers. Today universities have become an intrinsic part of the economy. The Universities and other knowledge producing centers are the starting points in the line in the modern production system. Thus what we have today is the knowledge economy or an economy dominated and defined by knowledge.

Sri Lankan Navy rescues 29 stranded Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has rescued 29 Indian fishermen whose fishing trawlers either run aground or damaged due to the current cyclonic weather conditions prevailing in the Palk Straits and the Gulf of Mannar.

Delhi’s “Metro Man” Sreedharan ends a remarkable tenure

E Sreedharan, credited with creating the Delhi Metro network that has changed the way Delhiites travel, retires Saturday as head of Delhi Metro.

SL forces play pivotal role in maintaining regional peace and security - Maldivian President

The Sri Lankan Security Forces have a pivotal role to play in maintaining security and peace in the Asian region, Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed said.

Weak, disappointed Anna Hazare ends fast

Anna Hazare broke his fast on the second day of the protest in Mumbai by sipping a glass of juice. He also requested all his supporters to end their fast and the agitation.

Revived Portugal eyes energy,apparel & water sectors of Sri Lanka, also coming to Expo 2012

Portugal, which is re-emerging due toits economic reforms, will send high level business and industry delegations to Sri Lanka Expo 2012 and is keen for apparel synergies with Sri Lanka. Portugal is also keen on the energy, water and edible oil processing sectors here,announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Sonia Gandhi angry at Congress MPs absenting during crucial vote

Cracking the whip, an embarrassed Congress will serve show cause notice to 13 party MPs who were absent during voting on Constitution Amendment Bill on Lokpal on Wednesday much to the annoyance of Sonia Gandhi.

8 Investors have come forward to build Sri Lanka’s 3rd Expressway from Colombo to Kandy

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Kandy uninformed yesterday and inspected the activities in the city and the Kandy Lake which is a historical and scenic site in the centre of the City.


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