Sri Lanka election body mulls delaying polls due to coronavirus

Sri Lanka’s election commission is deciding whether to hold parliamentary polls in June amid fears the coronavirus could spread if movement curbs were lifted further. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dissolved the opposition-controlled parliament in March and called the poll six months early hoping to win control of the legislature. But even as restrictions are now being … Read more Sri Lanka election body mulls delaying polls due to coronavirus

Will the global tourism industry survive the pandemic? I Inside Story

The global tourism industry has all but ground to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most international flights have stopped and hotel bookings evaporated as countries closed their borders and imposed lockdowns. That’s put a hundred million jobs at risk, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization. However, countries with falling infection rates are … Read more Will the global tourism industry survive the pandemic? I Inside Story

Alibaba-Owned Daraz Says E-Commerce Demand in South Asia Surging

Apr.22 — Bjarke Mikkelsen, chief executive officer of online retailer Daraz, which is owned by Alibaba Group, discusses the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on his business. Daraz is active in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Mikkelsen speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Sri Lanka marks a year since devastating Easter Sunday attacks

It has been a year since a series of suicide bombings targeting Christians killed 279 people in Sri Lanka. Families of victims say no court in the world can bring them justice, but they want those responsible punished. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from the capital Colombo, where she met a father who lost his … Read more Sri Lanka marks a year since devastating Easter Sunday attacks

Dramatic Final Over! | 6 Off The Last Ball | England v Sri Lanka 2016 HIGHLIGHTS | England Cricket

What an incredible finish this was! Watch the full final over of this amazing clash between England and Sri Lanka in 2016. Find out more at ecb.co.uk This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features … Read more Dramatic Final Over! | 6 Off The Last Ball | England v Sri Lanka 2016 HIGHLIGHTS | England Cricket

Sri Lanka: Fishermen unable to sell their catch amid lockdown

Fishermen in Sri Lanka are struggling to sell their catch as the government introduces tough measures to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. Four hundred tonnes of fish could be thrown away, and more fish-laden boats are expected to return to port soon. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Dikkowita, Sri Lanka. – Subscribe … Read more Sri Lanka: Fishermen unable to sell their catch amid lockdown

England vs Sri Lanka – Day 5 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

Find out more at ecb.co.uk The final day! How do you think it will pan out? This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features getting you closer to the England team and county players. Subscribe … Read more England vs Sri Lanka – Day 5 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

England vs Sri Lanka – Day 4 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

FLASHBACK! Get your fix of cricket by watching Extended Highlights of Day 4 of the 2014 Lords test. Come back tomorrow for the final day! Find out more at ecb.co.uk This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including … Read more England vs Sri Lanka – Day 4 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

England vs Sri Lanka – Day 3 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

FLASHBACK! Get your fix of cricket by watching Extended Highlights of Day 3 of the 2014 Lords test. Come back tomorrow for Day 4! Find out more at ecb.co.uk This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, … Read more England vs Sri Lanka – Day 3 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

England vs Sri Lanka – Day 2 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020

FLASHBACK! Get your fix of cricket by watching Extended Highlights of Day 2 of the 2014 Lords test. Come back tomorrow for Day 3! Find out more at ecb.co.uk This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, … Read more England vs Sri Lanka – Day 2 LIVE REPLAY | 1st Test – Lords 2014 | England 2020