Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Tea prices in Colombo spiral to ‘unprecedented levels’ (The Island)
  • COVID-19 cases rise to 1021 (Sunday Observer)
  • DIG Ajith Rohana debunk claims he brought his daughter home sans quarantine (The Island)
  • COVID-19 cases rise to 992 (Sunday Observer)
  • India to send aircraft and ship this weekend to repatriate citizens stranded in Sri Lanka (The Island)
  • Countrywide curfew on Ramadan festival day (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • It’s A Great Deal More Complicated & Uncertain Than One Thinks: Lockdown & Control Or Herd Immunity? (Colombo Telegraph)
  • The Supreme Court & The Future Of Sri Lanka’s Parliament (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Media Attempting To Keep Ranil Politically Alive To Weaken Opposition (Colombo Telegraph)
  • How To Use The Corona Pandemic To Develop A Better World (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Coronavirus & WHO: Ineptitude, Sycophancy Or Complicity? (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Snapshots of a quarantined lifestyle (Daily Mirror)
  • Business

  • Sri Lanka rating cut by S and P to ‘B-‘ on fiscal stimulus, import controls, Covid hit (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka goods exports down 64-pct in April amid Coronavirus: EDB (The Island)
  • Keells leading the way with “Safety of everyone” (The Island)
  • Abans Group CSR Project – to Clean and Sanitize Fort Railway Station (The Island)
  • Scrapping trade barriers will lead to greater development assistance to Sri Lanka (The Island)
  • UA together with GMOA supports Children’ s and Elder’ s Homes in the battle of COVID19 (The Island)
  • World

  • Coronavirus live news: 6m Australians download tracing app as experts fear second wave in US summer (The Guardian)
  • Afghan president and Taliban declare three-day Eid ceasefire from Sunday (France 24)
  • ‘Dying on the street’: Why Brazil became one of the world’s biggest coronavirus hotspots (ABC)
  • Boris Johnson’s top adviser travelled 400km during lockdown (ABC)
  • EU agency wants ‘IS’ returnees charged with war crimes (Deutsche Welle)
  • Coronavirus update: NT lifting biosecurity travel restrictions almost two weeks ahead of schedule (ABC)
  • Climate

  • Low-severity fires enhance long-term carbon retention of peatlands (Science Daily)
  • The climate crisis looms as the Coalition fiddles with fossil fuels | Greg Jericho (The Guardian)
  • Could a green new deal turn South Korea from climate villain to model? (The Guardian)
  • A pretty good start but room for improvement: 3 experts rate Australia’s emissions technology plan (The Conversation)
  • India’s largest power producer, oil and gas company form renewable energy joint venture (IEEFA)
  • Young climate activists call for EU to radically reform farming sector (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Premier League: Two positive at two clubs in latest coronavirus tests (BBC Sport)
  • Bundesliga: Bayern stay four points clear with entertaining win (BBC Sport)
  • Transfer rumours: Pogba, Sancho, Aguero, Willian, Koulibaly, Rabiot (BBC Sport)
  • NBA in talks to resume season at Disney in late July (BBC Sport)
  • Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning take on $10m golf challenge (BBC Sport)
  • Bundesliga: Dortmund beat Wolfsburg to keep pressure on Bayern (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Let’s Put an End to Annual Physicals (Wired)
  • Resilience: The Basics of a Concept (Jstor)
  • The Success of Contact Tracing Doesn’t Just Depend on Privacy (Wired)
  • Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam (Wired)
  • Silver Springs Filling Station in Landrum, South Carolina (Atlas Obscura)
  • Birthing Figure in Washington, D.C. (Atlas Obscura)

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