As COVID-19 is expected to alter everything from geo-politics to national security to trade and industrial policies of countries, the Central Bank Governor Prof. W.D. Lakshman says the neoliberalism— the economic system, which shaped much of the world order during the last half-century could be shaken and withered away once the world overcomes the pandemic.
As of April 6, 2020, there are 177 confirmed cases and five deaths attributed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sri Lanka. These are impressive statistics relative to those in many other countries affected by COVID-19. Physical distancing is the key to controlling the spread of the COVID-19 infection and accordingly, the island has been in curfew mode since March 20.