• Striking railway workers to be fired from posts – GMR (Daily Mirror)
  • GR’s lawyers argue dual citizenship certificate valid (Daily FT)
  • Signing dual citizenship certificate of Gota when Cabinet was dissolved Fmr. President exercised plenary Executivepowers – Attorney General (Daily Mirror)
  • Uber launches app aimed at connecting workers with businesses (Daily FT)
  • Navy recovers explosives in seas off Kuchchaweli (The Island)
  • Health Minister promises E-Health Card to everyone soon to obtain treatment from any hospital (The Island)
  • No solution in sight for demands: Train strike continues: RTUA (Daily Mirror)
  • Cabinet nod for $ 20 b Hambantota refinery project by S’pore firm (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • Rs. 15,000 allowance for Gvt administrative and executive officers (Republic Next)
  • Malik addresses EU Dialogue in Colombo (Daily FT)
  • National Holiday Resort Bentota celebrates its Golden Jubilee (The Island)
  • BOC among Top 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka (The Island)
  • Water filters serving kidney patients breaking down (Republic Next)
  • Ceylonta re-launched with an improved blend that rekindles its legacy as a pioneer brand (The Island)
  • Train strike to continue indefinitely amidst threats (Republic Next)
  • Railway strikers face the sack (Republic Next)
  • Opinion

  • Strikes not exclusive to port workers! (The Island)
  • Pres Polls: Too Early To Predict Outcome (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Birthday remembrance of a Soldier & Man of Perfection (The Island)
  • SLFP-UNP Governments’ Senseless Violence; Inevitably Driving Muslims Towards JVP (Colombo Telegraph)
  • A Study Into The Challenges & Failures Of Postwar Reconstruction In Sri Lanka (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Presidential Polls: People, Prejudices & Perils (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Tyre pyres and white vans Pot calling the kettle black (Daily Mirror)
  • Meeting challenges in a new world of work: How prepared is South Asia for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Climate activists red-faced after plan to hose UK Treasury with fake blood backfires (ABC News)
  • ‘This is going to look really bad’ (BBC News)
  • European court’s Facebook ruling ‘opens Pandora’s box’ for policing online content (ABC News)
  • ‘Moment of madness’ leaves four police officers dead in Paris stabbing attack (ABC News)
  • Escaped zebra shot dead after causing autobahn crash (ABC News)
  • Las Vegas shooting victims win $735m settlement (BBC News)
  • Trump again seeks foreign help to probe Bidens, calls on China (Al Jazeera English)
  • First witness testifies in Trump impeachment probe (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • How to make carbon pricing palatable to air travelers (Science Daily)
  • Australia’s biggest property companies are making net-zero emissions pledges – now we can track them (The Conversation)
  • Top five threats to UK’s wildlife (and what to do about them) (The Conversation)
  • Laser precision: NASA flights, satellite align over sea ice (Science Daily)
  • Sports

  • Watch World Athletics: KJT extends heptathlon lead over Thiam with superb long jump (BBC Sport)
  • Crusaders’ influence reaches far and wide at Rugby World Cup (The Guardian)
  • Ireland get World Cup campaign back on track with hard-fought Russia rout (The Guardian)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Striker rejects claim he only joined Arsenal for money (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League: Young Boys v Rangers – Helander & Kamara in for Gerrard’s men (BBC Sport)
  • Dele Alli & Jesse Lingard left out of England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League: Man Utd and Wolves build-up, Arsenal to follow (BBC Sport)
  • The Hundred: Ben Stokes picked over Joe Root in England Test player draft (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • 1999 AD (Aeon)
  • City on mute (Aeon)
  • Should central banks issue digital currency? Suddenly, it’s an urgent question. (MIT Tech Review)
  • Do You Want Your Apps to Know About Your Last Doctor’s Visit? (Wired)
  • Why Red Means Red in Almost Every Language – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • Tharp’s Log in Three Rivers, California (Atlas Obscura)
  • The Cultural Differences in Humpback Whale Songs (Jstor)
  • How Oscar Micheaux Challenged the Racism of Early Hollywood (Jstor)
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