Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • No Presidential commission to investigate Ranjan’s tapes-Govt. (Republic Next)
  • Forensic Audits incomplete without relevant Annexures – Speaker (The Island)
  • No CDs tabled by Ranjan – Kanchana (Daily Mirror)
  • Tourism triumph in the works for 2020 (Daily FT)
  • Thermal scanners at BIA to detect corona virus carriers (Daily Mirror)
  • Sriyani asks Hirunika to think before speaking (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Peace Prize or Oscar, Trump must decide! (The Island)
  • Time to promulgate non-aligned economic policy (Daily FT)
  • Benefit from our cultural history (The Island)
  • Quid pro quo: A study of sexual bribery in Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • Two “Unconventional” politicians and “Crisis” exposed (Daily Mirror)
  • CHEC violates permit conditions for vehicles (Daily Mirror)
  • Business

  • Work starts on new UNIDO Sri Lanka Country Program today (Daily FT)
  • CTC becomes lead contributor to CSE turnover; financial sector counters active (The Island)
  • Prez and PM walking two different paths as SL faces economic crisis – UNP (Republic Next)
  • SLTDA works with Korean Tourism Organization to develop a theme homestay village in Knuckles Mountain Range (The Island)
  • Ethical Extracts achieves CarbonNeutral Manufacturer status (Daily FT)
  • Jaffna International Trade Fair 2020 kicks off today (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Storm Gloria death toll in Spain hits 13, Prime Minister calls emergency meeting (ABC)
  • Mount Vesuvius eruption melted victim’s brain to glass (Deutsche Welle)
  • Democrats say Trump’s impeachment trial is like Alice in Wonderland — and it’s just getting curiouser (ABC)
  • US rejects Harry Dunn death extradition request (BBC News)
  • Poland: Lawmakers give green light to judge ‘muzzle law’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • China instigates ‘unprecedented’ lockdown of more cities as virus mutates (ABC)
  • Climate

  • Moody’s reaffirms its negative outlook on U.S. coal sector (IEEFA)
  • Vital Signs: climate-linked financial crises loom, but the fix isn’t up to central banks (The Conversation)
  • Australian bushfires will cause jump in CO2 in atmosphere, say scientists (The Guardian)
  • Spain looks to boost solar capacity, speed coal phaseout in new energy plan (IEEFA)
  • The dramatic dismissal of a landmark youth climate lawsuit might not close the book on that case (The Conversation)
  • Rapid growth expected in Asian offshore wind market (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Lahiru Kumara breaks through Zimbabwe’s resistance to seal victory (Cricinfo)
  • Sam Kerr: Australian superstar was ‘nervous’ ahead of WSL debut (BBC Sport)
  • Wolves 1-2 Liverpool: Roberto Firmino scores late winner for leaders (BBC Sport)
  • Tranmere shock Watford in FA Cup to set up Man Utd fourth-round tie (BBC Sport)
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Could Sunday’s FA Cup tie be his last match as Manchester United boss? (BBC Sport)
  • Manchester United: Marcus Rashford has ‘as long as he needs’ to get fit (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Ancient Bat Guano Reveals Thousands of Years of Human Impact on the Environment (Smithsonian)
  • Home (Dom) (Aeon)
  • How Comparative Religion Took Root in the 19th Century (Jstor)
  • Why John Baldessari Burned His Own Art (Jstor)
  • Before, now, and next (Aeon)
  • An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience – Issue 81: Maps (Nautilus)

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