Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Patients wait for their turn outside SPC (Daily Mirror)
  • Sajith pledges support to fight Covid-19 menace during meeting with President, PM (The Island)
  • Navy receives Lankan chef aboard ‘MSC Magnifica’ (Daily Mirror)
  • Lankan crew member aboard Italy-bound cruise ship brought ashore (The Island)
  • President tells SJB: Will grant relief without discrimination (Daily Mirror)
  • Docs catch cop at Covid-19 treatment centre (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Presidential Pardon For Sunil Ratnayake: Another Perspective (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Curfew Pass puzzles (The Island)
  • Need for Best Testing from all models on Covid-19 (The Island)
  • Effects of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans (Daily Mirror)
  • Covid-19: Is It A White Swan Or A Black Swan? (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Into the Great Economic Abyss (Daily Mirror)
  • Business

  • JDC to launch new age printing technology at Sri Lanka Print 2020 (Daily FT)
  • AIA inspires students to study insurance (The Island)
  • ECCSL launches scheme to encourage female entrepreneurship (Daily FT)
  • Subway Sri Lanka announces launch of National Re-Franchise Program (The Island)
  • Ambeon Holdings named ‘Most Innovative Company’ in Sri Lanka for 2019 (The Island)
  • Enhancing role of women in agri vital for empowerment: Hayleys Agri MD (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Bad news expected after category five Cyclone Harold batters Vanuatu (ABC)
  • Meet Quibi: It’s like Netflix but made especially for your phone (ABC)
  • World Health Day: What does the WHO do? (Deutsche Welle)
  • UK PM Boris Johnson taken to intensive care after health worsens (France 24)
  • How sick is Boris Johnson? (ABC)
  • Virus fears linked to US couple’s murder-suicide (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Upper ocean water masses shrinking in changing climate: Less efficient CO2 sink (Science Daily)
  • IRENA: Renewable energy resources totaled almost 75% of new generation capacity in 2019 (IEEFA)
  • We just spent two weeks surveying the Great Barrier Reef. What we saw was an utter tragedy (The Conversation)
  • PRB coal production falls to 54.6 million tons in first quarter, a 20-year low (IEEFA)
  • Great Barrier Reef’s third mass bleaching in five years is the most widespread ever (The Guardian)
  • VW installed ‘defeat devices’ to subvert emissions tests, high court finds (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Coronavirus: F1 teams agree to explore budget cap further after crisis meeting (BBC Sport)
  • Liverpool: Premier League leaders apologise and reverse furlough decision (BBC Sport)
  • Radomir Antic: Ex-Barcelona, Atletico Madrid & Real Madrid boss dies, aged 71 (BBC Sport)
  • Summer transfer window set to move & player contracts ending 30 June set to be extended (BBC Sport)
  • Jos Buttler: Two England teams could play at same time (BBC Sport)
  • Pep Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting coronavirus (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse (Smithsonian)
  • Jennifer Nuzzo: “We’re Definitely Not Overreacting” to COVID-19 (Jstor)
  • The Defense Production Act Won’t Fix America’s N95 Face Mask Shortage (Wired)
  • We are wayfinders (Aeon)
  • This Map Shows the Global Spread of Zero-Day Hacking Techniques (Wired)
  • Deep-Sea Squids Glow to Communicate in the Dark (Smithsonian)

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