Three fishermen killed two rescued off Tangalle AUDIO

Three fishermen were killed and two were rescued after their boat was attacked and hijacked off Tangalle, Southern Province Minister of Fisheries D.V. Upul said today.The boat had departed from the Kudawella fisheries harbor on Sunday night and the navy yesterday spotted two fishermen floating in the area where the incident was believed to have taken place and they were rescued and brought to Galle today. CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE MINISTER OF FISHERIES  D.V. UPUL The rescued fishermen had revealed that their boat was attacked and three fishermen were killed and dumped into the sea. The boat was taken away by the attackers. Meanwhile the police said 6 people were on the fishing boat and that 10 people were involved in the attack. The police media unit said that on person had fled with the attackers.Upul said that he will be discussing the latest incident with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and will call for a system to ensure the safety of the southern fishermen. (Colombo Gazette) Upul said that the fishermen were assaulted and then stabbed with knives. He did not say who were behind the attack but it was believed that local fishermen were involved. read more

Living with a partner can halve risk of becoming overweight study finds

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Compared to the single group, which comprised 90 people, the married group of 180 patients exhibited a significantly lower BMI, an average of 26.5 and 24.5 respectively, as well as a lower average body fat mass and lower rate of metabolic syndrome.Among patients with type 2 diabetes, being overweight increases insulin resistance and further worsens blood sugar control. “These findings suggest that social supportive care is needed to help single patients with type 2 diabetes manage their body weight,” said the authors.The research also found that men who were married and lived with their spouse exhibited a risk reduction of 58 per cent for metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Living with a partner can half the risk of becoming overweight for people at risk from unhealthy lifestyles, new research suggests.A study of patients with type 2 diabetes revealed that those who cohabited with a spouse or partner had approximately 50 per cent less risk of being above the 25 body-mass index (BMI) thresholds than patients who do not, regardless of their gender. The findings suggest that a second pair of eyes to guard against unhealthy eating helps diabetics control their blood-sugar levels, the researchers said.The study by Yokohama City University tracked 270 patients with type 2 diabetes over six years.last_img read more