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Weather warning issued as Low-Pressure system develops in the Bay of Bengal

The Meteorological Department is issuing a warning that bad weather will prevail over the next 48 hours in the seas off the East Coast of the island and has advised Naval and Fishing vessels to refrain from sailing eastwards until further notice.


Vietnam among fastest to grow in the world, IMF says after refusing to ‘live with Covid-19’

Vietnam's gross domestic product will grow at 2.4 percent in 2020, one of the fastest rates in the world the International Monetary Fund said, after the country closed borders, aggressively traced and engaged in institutional quarantine.


Sri Lanka passes the 100-mark in Covid deaths as total dead comes to 107

Sri Lanka passed the 100-mark in Covid 19 related deaths last night with eight new deaths reported yesterday the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of Covid 19 said.


India asks MR to lead a regional initiative on Covid economic recovery

An Indian envoy has urged the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to initiate a discussion among countries in the region to develop a common strategy to emerge from the adverse economic effects these countries have suffered due to the Covid pandemic.


Opinion

Sri Lanka needs proactive, decisive Investment in health, not dependence, denial, and wishful-thinking

In the parliament last week, Vasudeva Nanayakkara said Sri Lanka doesn’t need a vaccine and that we’ve other ways to control the pandemic. While at it, he insulted a war veteran, an army commander who put to an end a three-decade-long war.


Most Sri Lanka workers without formal protection amid Covid-19 shock: IPS study

About 75 percent of Sri Lanka's workforce or 1.5 million employees are facing a high risk of falling in to poverty, with 68 percent in informal employment amid a Coronavirus crises, a survey done by a Colombo based think tank said.


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