• Gota candidacy on knife’s edge ahead of nominations day (Daily FT)
  • Interest rate caps credit positive: CB (Daily FT)
  • Lending rate cut is credit negative for banks: Moody’s (Daily FT)
  • First-ever Ceylon Tea global campaign in Russia a success (Daily FT)
  • Gomi blows whistle on govt turning blind eye on plastic waste imports by simply denying it (The Island)
  • Hayleys invests Rs. 2.3 b to expand despite Easter Sunday setback (Daily FT)
  • Nearly 70 SL firms keen to do biz with IKEA (Daily FT)
  • Young political guns to speak up on Thursday (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • Budget deficit to be 5.4%: Fitch (Daily FT)
  • BMICH venue for banquet in honour of Archbishop of Canterbury (The Island)
  • CTC’s 3.2 per cent share price drop hits bourse (The Island)
  • Useful seminar on Port City Opportunities, Legal Implications and Contractual Issues’ on 30 Oct. (Daily FT)
  • SAES XII discusses key opportunities and challenges facing South Asia in 4IR (Daily FT)
  • Selmo recognized with top honours at Lanka Star Awards 2019 (The Island)
  • The EFC’s relaunched ‘Compliance +’ enables companies to project as exemplary businesses (The Island)
  • Selmo recognised with top honours at Lanka Star Awards 2019 (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Sajith should shun vagueness in his policies (Daily Mirror)
  • Commander Conundrum and Peacekeeping (Daily Mirror)
  • Democracy – on a razor’s edge (Daily FT)
  • The future of Sri Lanka is on trial (Daily FT)
  • Brand Sajith wave gets traction (Daily FT)
  • Yahapalanaya goal-post disappears as intimidatory forces grab UNP (Daily FT)
  • Sri Lanka needs responsible citizens with values (Daily FT)
  • Ours is a failed state (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Uganda bans red beret, Bobi Wine’s signature headgear (Al Jazeera English)
  • 315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica (BBC News)
  • Lighting kills runner near end of ultramarathon (BBC News)
  • PM ‘touching’ row continues at Tory conference (BBC News)
  • Trump asks if intel chair Schiff should face ‘arrest for treason’ (Al Jazeera English)
  • Volkswagen: Huge diesel lawsuit begins in Germany (BBC News)
  • Seven Sri Lanka elephants dead from ‘poisoning’ (BBC News)
  • Scotland 34-0 Samoa: Greg Townsend’s side eased to win to revive hopes (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Urban beaches are environmental hotspots for antibiotic resistance after rainfall (Science Daily)
  • Conservative ‘nuclear fusion by 2040’ pledge is wishful thinking – their record on climate change is too little, too late (The Conversation)
  • We fact checked Scott Morrison’s speech to the United Nations. Here’s what we found (ABC News)
  • Leave ’em laughing instead of crying: Climate humor can break down barriers and find common ground (The Conversation)
  • Sports

  • Eden Hazard: Real Madrid forward ‘does not feel like a Galactico yet’ (BBC Sport)
  • Man Utd v Arsenal – can Gunners climb into top four? (BBC Sport)
  • Dina Asher-Smith wins 200m heat to reach World Championships semi-finals (BBC Sport)
  • Watch: Britain’s Pozzi in 110m hurdles heats (BBC Sport)
  • Emiliano Sala: Fifa rules Cardiff must pay Nantes £5.3m fee (BBC Sport)
  • Australia’s fielding excellence sets up series win (Cricinfo)
  • What the All Blacks can hope to gain from their remaining World Cup pool matches (The Guardian)
  • Piers Francis clattered me but I bear absolutely no grudge towards him (The Guardian)

  • Further reading

  • The best life possible (Aeon)
  • Dreams of Dalí (Aeon)
  • Sugihara House in Kaunas, Lithuania (Atlas Obscura)
  • Is “Planet 9” actually a primordial black hole? (MIT Tech Review)
  • Can American Expansion Continue Indefinitely? (Jstor)
  • Volcanic Ecosystems in the Deep Ocean (Jstor)
  • SpaceX has unveiled the rocket it hopes will one day carry humans to Mars (MIT Tech Review)
  • Museo Casa de Carranza in Mexico City, Mexico (Atlas Obscura)
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