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    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    Smoking in the Time of Corona: Why Limiting Smoking is Important in the Battle against COVID-19

    (By Sunimalee Madurawala – Research Economist  )The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed thousands of lives worldwide. As expected with any respiratory illness, there is clear evidence that smokers are much more vulnerable…

    China re-affirms its support for Sri Lanka’s post-COVID – 19 economic revival

    China re-affirms its support for Sri Lanka’s post-COVID – 19 economic revival

    “Sri Lanka is a special friend of China.  We have long standing and cordial relations between the two countries.  When we faced COVID- 19 disaster recently, Sri Lanka stood with…

    Lifting curfews not the end of epidemic in any country: WHO

    Lifting curfews not the end of epidemic in any country: WHO

    Lifting so-called lockdown restrictions or curfews are not the end of the epidemic in any country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in their latest update. WHO insists that countries…

    Lankan students returns from Dhaka

    Lankan students returns from Dhaka

    A group of Sri Lankan students stranded in Bangladesh (Dhaka) due to the COVID-19 outbreak was brought back to the country on-board a special flight (UL 1423) which arrived in…

    Japan grants US$ 1.2 million to combat COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

    Japan grants US$ 1.2 million to combat COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

    The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 1,212,500 (approx. Rs. 230 million) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and…

    Webinar on handling personal stress of employees and customers

    Webinar on handling personal stress of employees and customers

    The Chamber Academy of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a webinar with licensed psychologist, George F. Rhoades Jr. Ph.D, on how to handle personal stress, and the…

    Opportunity to court Japanese firms-Economist

    Opportunity to court Japanese firms-Economist

    Multinationals will now be looking to remap their supply chains due to the risks of concentration, Economist Anushka Wijesinghe said, He said that it was an opportune moment for Sri…

    World economy bound to suffer ‘severe recession’: IMF

    World economy bound to suffer ‘severe recession’: IMF

    The world economy, already “sluggish” before the coronavirus outbreak, is now bound to suffer a “severe recession” in 2020, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva has warned and said the current crisis…

    Tourism will reopen with strong safeguards

    Tourism will reopen with strong safeguards

    Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Kimali Fernando said that the government was working closely with the army to create safeguards to when possible open up the country for tourism.…

    No room for extremism – President

    No room for extremism – President

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa offering his condolences on the first anniversary of the terror attacks on Easter Sunday which claimed the lives of 270 innocent civilians said that there is no…

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