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Academic Staff of Chemistry Department express distress

Jul 2, 2011 11:41:06 AM - itnnews.lk

The Academic Staff of the Department of Chemistry has raised concerns over the remarks made by a member of the same university about chronic kidney diseases and its relationship to arsenic.

The details of a research done by a member of the academic staff had recently been issued. Prof. Bimali Jayawardena on behalf of the Academic staff of the Department of chemistry has expressed regrets in this regard. She has said that the relationship of arsenic to pesticides, water and food supply cannot be established. The findings of research have to be subjected to the traditional peer review although it has not done in this case. She points out that releasing conclusions in this manner can reflect poorly on the Department of Chemistry of the Kelaniya University. She has said that release of  findings without adhering to normal practices in science cannot be accepted.