Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • DNA samples of Sara don’t match, CID tells court (The Island)
  • South Asia’s first all-electric supercar leaves for Geneva Motor Show (Daily FT)
  • Lawmakers say parts of CB forensic audit missing (Daily FT)
  • Ranjan challenges govt. to appoint a Commission of Inquiry (Republic Next)
  • Prez GR won’t accommodate defeated candidates on NL (The Island)
  • Ranjan tables audio clips in Parliament (Daily Mirror)
  • Opinion

  • MCC grant: project options for govt. (The Island)
  • Art widens our understanding of society – Rajitha Dissanayake (Daily Mirror)
  • On The So-Called “Bonanza” I Made (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Ranjan Ramanayake Campaigner or attention seeker (Daily Mirror)
  • The importance of business incubators for emergence of new businesses (Daily FT)
  • Research and Development: Is it essential for Sri Lanka? (Daily FT)
  • Business

  • Indira Malwatte joins Cargills Board (Daily FT)
  • Corporate tax cuts seen as boosting bourse (The Island)
  • Ban on civil helicopter flights from Colombo lifted (Republic Next)
  • New chairman for SEC (The Island)
  • ICCSL calls on Central Bank Governor (Daily FT)
  • Cabinet nod to purchase paddy at Rs. 50 through PMB (Daily FT)
  • World

  • What we know so far about the mysterious new Chinese virus (SBS)
  • South Korean transgender soldier to sue army over dismissal for gender confirmation surgery (ABC)
  • Matildas’ Olympic qualifiers relocated due to coronavirus outbreak in China (ABC)
  • Women imprisoned in eastern Ukraine describe ‘inhumane conditions’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Pandemic fears grow as new coronavirus spreads (Deutsche Welle)
  • Why is ‘pettifogging’ suddenly in the news? (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Collapsing permafrost is transforming Arctic lakes, ponds and streams (The Conversation)
  • New BlackRock coal policy seen as a milestone in divestment movement (IEEFA)
  • Pasha 50: The threat of climate change to South Africa’s agriculture (The Conversation)
  • Indiana co-op to close 1,070MW Merom coal plant in 2023 (IEEFA)
  • How new meltwater lakes are accelerating shrinkage of glaciers in the Himalaya (The Conversation)
  • UK climate scientist corrects Australian MP Craig Kelly’s ‘blatant misrepresentation’ (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Angelo Mathews’ maiden double-century puts Sri Lanka in a near-unassailable position (Cricinfo)
  • Eli Manning: New York Giants quarterback announces retirement (BBC Sport)
  • Manchester United 0-2 Burnley: Clarets shock United at Old Trafford (BBC Sport)
  • Juventus 3-1 Roma: Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Juve reach Coppa Italia semi-finals (BBC Sport)
  • Leicester 4-1 West Ham: Routine win for Foxes despite Jamie Vardy blow (BBC Sport)
  • Tottenham 2-1 Norwich: Dele Alli and Son Heung-min secure Spurs’ first league win of the year (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Ray Bradbury on War, Recycling, and Artificial Intelligence (Jstor)
  • A Shipwreck Off Florida’s Coast Pits Archaeologists Against Treasure Hunters (Smithsonian)
  • Highbrows and self-helpers (Aeon)
  • The Transformation of Namibia’s Etosha Pan, From Parched to Soaked (Atlas Obscura)
  • Could mining gold from waste reduce its great cost? (Aeon)
  • Vodafone is the eighth company to quit Facebook’s digital currency project (MIT Tech Review)

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