Today’s Lanka news cloud
  • An uplifting policy statement (Republic Next)
  • Shares slip from 10-month closing high; rupee ends firmer (Daily FT)
  • Sajith pledges donor conferences for N-E development (Daily Mirror)
  • Presidential poll EC identifies 13 dummy candidates (Daily Mirror)
  • SLPP: Did Sajith give in to separatist demands? (The Island)
  • Tourism showcases resilient recovery (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • CA Sri Lanka applauds CAW for promoting values of the profession with new network member logo (Daily FT)
  • Litro Gas emergency LPG supplies on the way (Republic Next)
  • Bourse hit by 55 per cent drop in JKH quarterly results (The Island)
  • Nightlife for Trinco harbour (Republic Next)
  • Mobitel, the first telco to partner VISA in Sri Lanka to enhance digital enablement via mCash (The Island)
  • Fitch affirms Abans at ‘BBB+(lka)’; Outlook Stable (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • TNA’s Poisoned Chalice (The Island)
  • NCE gives ‘food for thought’ to presidential candidates on key challenges of the country (Daily FT)
  • Aiyo! My country (The Island)
  • elections commission and maintaining a media balance (Daily Mirror)
  • Presidential Election filled with promises (Daily FT)
  • welfarism is good only within our means (Daily Mirror)
  • World

  • Drought-hit Australian farmers rejoice in rain (BBC News)
  • EU investigates French supermarkets for possible collusion (Deutsche Welle)
  • Iraq security kill Baghdad protesters with live rounds (Deutsche Welle)
  • Macron pushes for EU trade deals in China (Deutsche Welle)
  • Bolivia: Opposition leader calls for new election amid unrest (Deutsche Welle)
  • US envoy decries Chinese ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Russia to overtake Indonesia as top exporter of thermal coal by 2040 (IEEFA)
  • BP, ExxonMobil, Shell Investors Say ‘Show Me the Money’ (IEEFA)
  • Climate crisis: the countryside could be our greatest ally – if we can reform farming (The Conversation)
  • Taylor attends opening of large generator for first time as minister – a gas plant (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • Ten key themes as World Cup says sayonara to Japan | Paul Rees (The Guardian)
  • 2019 Rugby World Cup: Memorable moments from Japan (BBC Sport)
  • Kim Clijsters comeback: Former Grand Slam winner delays WTA return (BBC Sport)
  • Gomes injury latest – Premier League reaction & analysis (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Microscopically reweaving a 1907 painting (Aeon)
  • Suspicion makes us human (Aeon)
  • VSCO Girls Are Just Banal Victorian Archetypes (Wired)
  • One Hundred Years Ago, Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Baffled the Press and the Public (Smithsonian)
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