Tag:Covid 19

Did Dr. Padma Gunaratne state that the Omicron variant cannot be controlled by vaccination?

  The Divaina newspaper had reported a news item titled "The Omicron variant cannot be controlled by vaccination." on the 3rd of December. According to...

A misleading news suggesting that America has discovered a capsule that cures corona in one dose.

  News in circulation News with the headline reading “Take this drug and corona is over, a superb capsule from America. Clinical trials are over” was...

Fake news that the veteran singer Dalreen Suby has passed away contracting COVID-19

Several posts with a photo of Dalreen Suby are circulating on social media reading, "Dalreen Suby, who died of COVID-19 infection, may attain Nibbana,!" Corinne...

The news circulating as a statement made by Prof. Neelika Malavige is misleading

A headline reading, "There is no reason to close schools anymore...! Schools should be reopened immediately...!", is posted on the web recently. It is...

False news circulating that those between the ages of 18 – 30 will be vaccinated on Saturday

A message is shared on social media reading,  “Please share this information with your friends and encourage them to get vaccinated, Vaccination for 18-30-year-olds, The government has...

Misleading news that the popular singer, Athula Adhikari is under treatment

A post created with a photograph of the famous singer Athula Adhikari is circulating on social media reading, “Get well soon, Athula Adhikari!.” Technical investigation...

A fake photo said to be a photo of Mr. Ajith Rohana

"The Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana, we wish you a speedy recovery." A photo that is created to wish a speedy recovery...

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A ticket to visit Lotus Tower issued by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority?

A Lotus Tower observation ticket claiming to be issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority was being circulated...
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Training on Counter-Disinformation for Journalists and Media Professionals

Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) in collaboration with Mythos Labs and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives  (CFLI) conducted...

Is the World Bank willing to grant direct aid?

A headline published in the Sathi Aga Aruna newspaper on September 4 read as follows; ‘World Bank to provide...

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Training on Counter-Disinformation for Journalists and Media Professionals

Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) in collaboration with Mythos...

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