Isn't it amazing how a tiny little organism can hold the mankind
practically hostage? This just shows how stupid man can be even knowing
well the way to overcome them, he does not act. The trial with Cuban
bacteria is a point to ponder. Do we need a bacteria to eradicate the
simple bacteria from our back yard?
This is a nation which eradicated the deadly small pox and cholera.
All we need is common sense. We need to have proper planning and nonstop
practices to eradicate this menace. We can easily eradicate this problem
if we set our hearts at it. Why aren't we doing it?
Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela
It was pleasant to read the article 'My wonder drug for cancer' by Dr
Cynthia Jayasuriya in the Sunday Observer on July 24, 2011, where she
says manioc can cure cancer.
But considering the following facts I find it difficult to understand
why this treatment is not tried at the Maharagama Cancer Hospital.
1) The cost involved is negligible (If any at all)
2) The method of healing is very easy to implement
3) Best case: It heals all the patients; Worst case: it heals none
and no side effects unlike in the case of other drugs as the drug itself
is a normal food item.
Sri Lanka can export manioc to many countries.
However, it is worth trying, and if it works this simple and
practically cost free method deserves much more targeted publicity.
A concerned citizen
DFCC Mind Star programme which is telecast on ITN at 9.00 pm on
Saturday is a useful programme for the young and old equally. It can be
compared to a knowledge bank where one can learn general knowledge on
The most important factor in this programme is the manner in which it
is presented. It is interesting, very appealing and filled with humour,
surprises and suspense. This programme has become most interesting and
popular filled with knowledge and fun.
T I Victor Silva