• Govt. to ‘recalibrate’ for growth (Daily FT)
  • Special Chinese envoy calls on President (Daily Mirror)
  • UNP ready to consider supporting amendments to 19A proposed by govt (The Island)
  • Parliament to be prorogued till January 3 (Daily Mirror)
  • SL, China to draw up ‘new blueprint’ for future cooperation (Daily FT)
  • Prez seeks Pak assistance to fight drug menace, Islamic extremism in Lanka (The Island)
  • Finance

  • Alibaba’s Daraz and Dialog Axiata sign strategic partnership to grow digital commerce in Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • Trail forging ahead with its cancer care initiatives (The Island)
  • Investors observing how tax cuts would influence stock market (The Island)
  • Johnston orders SLPA to beautify Galle Face Green in one week (Republic Next)
  • Usha launches Aviator fans in Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • O/L candidates not affected by adverse weather so far – DMC (Republic Next)
  • Opinion

  • Tourism an export industry: Fourth chance? (Daily FT)
  • Swiss quiz: Govt should act quickLY (Daily Mirror)
  • Open Letter To Dr Deepika Udagama, Chairperson, HRCSL (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Human Rights puzzles on London terrorist killing (The Island)
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa Foreign Policy: Opportunities and challenges (Daily Mirror)
  • Excess! Tamil Death Toll Magnified In The Course Of British Interventions In The Sri Lankan Presidential Election (Colombo Telegraph)

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    World

  • Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Philippines braces for Typhoon Kammuri (Deutsche Welle)
  • White House Christmas decorations unveiled (BBC News)
  • ‘They died to protect the people in the Sahel,’ Macron says in tribute to fallen French troops (France 24)
  • Media expert Hendrik Sittig: ‘Broadcasters in South-East Europe are getting politically influenced’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Trump target blasts his ‘orgasm’ mockery of her (BBC News)
  • UN conference to tackle ocean risks and emissions gap amid global climate movement (France 24)
  • Climate

  • Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid (BBC News)
  • Insurance becoming increasingly hard to get for global coal industry (IEEFA)
  • Investor groups push major auditing firms to pay greater attention to climate change risks (IEEFA)
  • Migration v climate: Europe’s new political divide (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Mitchell Starc opts out of IPL 2020, Glenn Maxwell back in auction pool (Cricinfo)
  • Israel Folau agreed his post hurt people but said he would not stop, Rugby Australia claims (The Guardian)
  • Michael Gunning: Gay swimmer overcomes prejudice to chase Olympic dream (BBC Sport)
  • Pink ball will never be same as red ball – Paine (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

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  • Reformation of science (Aeon)
  • Iviswold Castle in Rutherford, New Jersey (Atlas Obscura)
  • An Evening With Ben Folds and 21 Other Smithsonian Associates Events in December (Smithsonian)
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