• Sajith was given candidacy as Ranil knew UNF has no chance against GR (The Island)
  • Lawyers among who cheered decision inside court would face legal consequences (Daily Mirror)
  • Court gives go ahead for Gota (Daily FT)
  • Not only Gota, entire country was exonerated (Daily Mirror)
  • SLPP welcomes decision by Court of Appeal (Daily FT)
  • Stocks recover, rupee steady ahead of key court decision (Daily FT)
  • Presidential Election to cost Rs. 5 b with record number vying for top job (Daily FT)
  • Prefer to compete with Gota – Harin (Daily Mirror)
  • Finance

  • Unidil in forefront of corrugated carton field winning five Gold Awards (Daily FT)
  • Close look at British colonial impact on SL (The Island)
  • FISERV joins LankaPay Technnovation Awards as Gold Sponsor (Daily FT)
  • Daraz hosts annual Seller Summit (Daily FT)
  • ‘The art of acquiring your ideal apartment’ (The Island)
  • Railway complaints already resolved last year – Mangala (Republic Next)
  • LAMY releases Safari Pastels Special Edition 2019 (Daily FT)
  • LOLC wins Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies Award (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Lanka needs a Gandhiji: His message was his life (Daily Mirror)
  • Weaponisation Of Ambiguity – Sri Lanka’s 1978 Constitution (Colombo Telegraph)
  • GOVT. SHOULD DECLARE 2020 AS ‘YEAR OF TOLERANCE’ (Daily Mirror)
  • Inter-State Relations & Sri Lanka’s Policy In The Future (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Sajith pledges to be a leader to ‘ALL’ communities (Daily Mirror)
  • Climate Change: An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold (Daily Mirror)
  • Disabled electoral system and Gotabaya’s candidacy (Daily FT)
  • Avoiding the middle income trap (Daily FT)
  • World

  • ‘You burn with us’: Man reportedly shot as Hong Kong protests turn violent amid mask ban (ABC News)
  • ‘Inauthentic behaviour’ sees Facebook take down dozens of pages posting about West Papua (ABC News)
  • Could this American be Canada’s next PM? (BBC News)
  • Iranian hackers targeted a US presidential campaign: Microsoft (Al Jazeera English)
  • Floating boom designed to remove plastic from the oceans finally working in the Pacific (ABC News)
  • How damaging are Ukraine texts for Trump? (BBC News)
  • Terror inquiry launched into Paris police attack (BBC News)
  • Paralysed man walks again thanks to brain-controlled exoskeleton (ABC News)
  • Climate

  • Climate activists spray UK Treasury with red paint (ABC News)
  • Sinking groundwater levels threaten the vitality of riverine ecosystems (Science Daily)
  • Dust in ice cores leads to new knowledge on the advancement of the ice before the ice age (Science Daily)
  • Global bank urges cities to invest in new infrastructure to adapt to climate change (The Conversation)
  • Sports

  • Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino has ‘no doubt’ team is behind him (BBC Sport)
  • Watch World Athletics Championships: 4x100m relay heats & men’s 1500m semis (BBC Sport)
  • A test for Sri Lanka’s next gen as Pakistan look to re-establish their T20I credentials (Cricinfo)
  • Argentina’s Mario Ledesma risks all for ‘final’ against England (The Guardian)
  • England’s World Cup high-stakes games arrive with Argentina test (The Guardian)
  • Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid say goalkeeper did not suffer an anxiety attack (BBC Sport)
  • Aaron Ramsey: Juventus midfielder on meeting Ronaldo, Arsenal ‘confusion’ and life in Turin (BBC Sport)
  • South Africa 49-3 Italy: Springboks cruise to Rugby World Cup Pool B win (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • The world war of the army ants (Aeon)
  • The fast track to a life well lived is feeling grateful (Aeon)
  • Audrey Hepburn’s Grave in Tolochenaz, Switzerland (Atlas Obscura)
  • When Botany Was for Ladies (Jstor)
  • The Gardener and Vintner Museum in Bamberg, Germany (Atlas Obscura)
  • A brain-controlled exoskeleton has let a paralyzed man walk in the lab (MIT Tech Review)
  • This is how you kick facial recognition out of your town (MIT Tech Review)
  • Why the Dakota Only Traded among People with Kinship Bonds (Jstor)
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