Today’s Lanka news cloud
  • Sajith’s manifesto pledges building of strong nation (Daily Mirror)
  • Sri Lanka Tourism aims high for 2020 (Daily FT)
  • Sajith promises ‘smart national security strategy’ (The Island)
  • MCC Pact shouldn’t be signed hurriedly before presidential poll (Daily Mirror)
  • CaFFE complains of GMOA threats to election monitors (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance formed (Daily Mirror)
  • Finance

  • Overseas Realty records Rs. 3.56 b profit over nine months (Daily FT)
  • Pathfinder Transforming Sri Lanka Forum: Empowering the GameChangers (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka’s Fair Trade and Organic Products Promoted in Belgium (Republic Next)
  • Sri Lanka showcases digital potential in Thailand’s Big Bang 2019 (The Island)
  • CSE indices negatively impacted (The Island)
  • Overseas Realty records Rs 3,569 million profit for nine months – 2019 (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Sajith: Be all things to all people? (The Island)
  • Betrayal of a liberal and entrenching family politics via the Constitution (Daily FT)
  • Arms producers championing Human Rights (The Island)
  • Election promises: An insult to people’s intellect (Daily Mirror)
  • Dirty tricks and cheap gimmicks on campaign trail (Daily Mirror)
  • Central Bank stepping towards ease of access to data with Data Library (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Cameroon is still a far cry from peace (Deutsche Welle)
  • McDonald’s in trouble over ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae’ campaign (Deutsche Welle)
  • Pakistan protests: The right-wing challenge to PM Imran Khan (Deutsche Welle)
  • Trump criticises Johnson’s Brexit deal (BBC News)
  • McDonald’s sorry for ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae’ advert (BBC News)
  • Spain offers to host climate summit in Madrid (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • The science of drought is complex but the message on climate change is clear (The Conversation)
  • Sorghum grain yield could be doubled (Science Daily)
  • Spain offers to host UN climate conference after Chile cancellation (The Guardian)
  • Rising air conditioning demand threatens to overturn India’s renewables goals (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Formula 1: New technical, sporting & financial rules for 2021 revealed (BBC Sport)
  • Rassie Erasmus says winning World Cup can help heal divisions in South Africa (The Guardian)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold: ‘Captaining Liverpool a dream’ (BBC Sport)
  • Only way is up for Sri Lanka as Australia eye whitewash (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • Drawn and recorded: Blind Willie in space (Aeon)
  • The happiness ruse (Aeon)
  • Alicja Kwade’s Installation at the Hirshhorn Invites Viewers to Question the World as We Know It (Smithsonian)
  • Wait, There’s Hope! Here’s How Humans Might Save Antibiotics (Wired)
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