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When Times Get Tough, Try This Mental Health Workout Plan

We all face hard circumstances from time to time. Sometimes life throws us new responsibilities or burdens, and expects us to just roll with the punches. That can be quite difficult, especially when you’re already managing a mental illness. The good news is that we can have a plan when those unexpected hard times come up. Here are some recommendations for a mental health workout plan when you need help to weather hard times.


SLC appoints Hashan as new U-19 coach

  • Published in Sports

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne as the new coach of the Under 19 cricket team. His appointment is effective until the next Under 19 World Cup in South Africa in 2020.


IMF funding tops $ 1 b mark in reforming SL

Approves $ 252 m disbursement bringing total support to $ 1.014 b under Extended Fund Facility
IMF Executive Board concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation and completes 4th Review
Says Sri Lanka continues to make important progress under program
Highlights new Inland Revenue Act; energy re-pricing and flexible inflation targeting move as major achievements
Stresses reform momentum is critical to build resilience and boost sustainable growth A robust fiscal rule and medium-term debt management strategy will help place debt firmly on downward path
Wants automatic pricing formula for electricity, further strengthening SOE governance and transparency
Says impact of the reforms on the vulnerable can be mitigated by ongoing efforts to strengthen social safety nets
Financial soundness indicators stable but calls for close monitoring of continued credit growth in the real estate sector
Support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Sri Lanka has crossed the $ 1 billion mark under its ongoing program based on the success of key reforms, a course which it wants the Government to continue.

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