Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Premadasa-faction forms Samagi Jana Balawegaya (Daily Mirror)
  • Fed-up TFC depositors appeal for Govt. intervention to revive ailing company (Daily FT)
  • Apparel seeks support for growth (Daily FT)
  • Electrocutions claim more lives in Lanka way above world average (The Island)
  • Revise Uni study course to fit job market: Prez (Daily Mirror)
  • Police ordered to probe human skeletal remains found near Mankulam hospital (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • University Ragging: Senseless barbarism (Daily Mirror)
  • A Divided National Party (Daily Mirror)
  • Expanding University Education: Argument For An Asian Model To Promote Eastern Knowledge (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Coronomics and Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • Sustainable development goals and the business community (Daily FT)
  • President must remove bureaucratic red tape (The Island)
  • Business

  • Sudhir Amembal to conduct workshop on operating leases to benefit financial sector (Daily FT)
  • Employees’ union calls on CBSL to prevent TFC’s closure (The Island)
  • Export promotion efforts doubled by EDB in 2019 (Daily FT)
  • Loan moratorium request to India seen as bringing down bourse (The Island)
  • ComBank plants trees in Kandy City as part of centenary celebrations (The Island)
  • Ambassador of EU Delegation in Sri Lanka advocates more open trade policy at NCE AGM (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Xi Jinping faces big dilemma as coronavirus threatens China’s showpiece political event (ABC)
  • Biden’s presidential campaign is plummeting. Who benefits from his fall? (ABC)
  • Harvard and Yale investigated over foreign funding (BBC News)
  • EU to slap sanctions on Cambodia over human rights (Deutsche Welle)
  • Libya war: UN Security Council adopts ceasefire resolution (Deutsche Welle)
  • Chinese F1 Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus fears (ABC)
  • Climate

  • U.S. coal executives grapple with rising ESG concerns, more costly access to financial markets (IEEFA)
  • Countering climate denialism requires taking on right-wing populism. Here’s how (The Conversation)
  • Mayflower offshore wind project in Massachusetts to cost $58/MWh (IEEFA)
  • Voters can help bring an end to climate anxiety | Letters (The Guardian)
  • Conservative but green independent MP Zali Steggall could break the government’s climate policy deadlock (The Conversation)
  • Cost of Dominion’s delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline rises to $8 billion (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Kilmarnock 2-1 Rangers: late strike leaves visitors’ title hopes hanging by a thread (BBC Sport)
  • Celtic 5-0 Hearts: Neil Lennon’s side 10 points clear after emphatic win (BBC Sport)
  • Women’s Super League: Manchester City 1-0 Bristol City – Gemma Bonner scores winner (BBC Sport)
  • Dijon 1-6 Paris St-Germain: Kylian Mbappe on target in comfortable win for favourites (BBC Sport)
  • England in South Africa: Tourists lose first Twenty20 by one run (BBC Sport)
  • Myles Garrett: Cleveland Browns player reinstated by NFL following helmet attack ban (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • BP has announced a “net zero” emissions plan (MIT Tech Review)
  • This mortal coil (Aeon)
  • Paul Krugman: Everything Is Political (Jstor)
  • Why Shouldn’t a Horsefly Be Named After Beyoncé? – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • The ESA is about to turn one of its spacecraft into a fireball (MIT Tech Review)
  • Mexico City Is Proposing to Build One of the World’s Largest Urban Parks (Smithsonian)

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