Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • PM says opposition playing double games to capture power (The Island)
  • Covid-19 under control Election process can continue – DGHS (Daily Mirror)
  • Coronavirus count 1055 (The Island)
  • Music icon Cher euphoric over Pak court order to free lone Lankan elephant from Islamabad zoo (The Island)
  • President in a bid to turn SLTB into a profit making entity (Daily Mirror)
  • For Ramadan… (Daily Mirror)
  • Opinion

  • COVID-19 an opportunity to reshape, reorient and reposition economy: -Dr. Kenneth De Zilva (Daily Mirror)
  • COVID-19: Lessons learnt (Daily Mirror)
  • Cultural diversity: Don’t allow vultures to destroy noble values (Daily Mirror)
  • ‘War memories that hurt’ (Daily Mirror)
  • New Post-Covid-19 Economic Order (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Mullivaikal Remembrance Day: Let Us Take Our Decision Today To Move Forward Towards Self-Government (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Business

  • S&P SL 20 index marks second historic gain in a week (The Island)
  • ‘Lifebuoy effective against covid-19 coronavirus in laboratory tests’ (The Island)
  • Emirates SkyCargo’s global network grows to 75 destinations (The Island)
  • ‘DFCC Bank takes a giant leap forward’ (The Island)
  • Stock indices up; turnover Rs. 2 billion (The Island)
  • Ceylon Chamber proposes multi-sectoral approach for post-COVID19 economic revival (The Island)
  • World

  • Drugs, gangs and a US invasion devastated this neighbourhood. But hope springs eternal (ABC)
  • Most coronavirus success stories can be explained. Japan’s remains a ‘mystery’ (ABC)
  • US sanctions Chinese entities over human rights violations (Deutsche Welle)
  • Michigan Muslims find innovative ways to celebrate a ‘COVID Eid’ (Al Jazeera English)
  • Pakistani passenger jet crashes near Karachi airport (Deutsche Welle)
  • UK to introduce mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine for all international arrivals (ABC)
  • Climate

  • Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse (Science Daily)
  • Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point (Science Daily)
  • Falling LNG prices turning exports into a money-losing enterprise for U.S. companies (IEEFA)
  • We found 2˚C of warming will push most tropical rainforests above their safe ‘heat threshold’ (The Conversation)
  • I spent over 40 years in the Australian defence force. Our lack of preparedness concerns me | Chris Barrie (The Guardian)
  • Algeria planning to install 4GW of solar power capacity (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Transfer rumours: Coutinho, Willian, Haaland, Sancho, Pochettino, Kavertz (BBC Sport)
  • Formula 1 teams agree cost-cutting package (BBC Sport)
  • Bundesliga: Hertha thrash Union Berlin in derby (BBC Sport)
  • Naomi Osaka: Japanese tennis star becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete (BBC Sport)
  • Coronavirus: Premier League ‘as confident as we can be’ about June return (BBC Sport)
  • Chris Woakes happy for Alex Hales to make England return (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • The Timeless Art of the Bookcase Flex (Jstor)
  • These Photos Capture the Lives of African American Soldiers Who Served During World War II (Smithsonian)
  • The Origins of the CDC (Jstor)
  • The Things Inside This 105-Year-Old Time Capsule Have Hardly Aged a Day (Atlas Obscura)
  • Why Players Around the World Gobbled Up Pac-Man (Smithsonian)
  • Video-Chat Juries and the Future of Criminal Justice (Wired)

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