• Petition Dismissed (Daily Mirror)
  • UK announces a further £10m of funding for stability projects (The Island)
  • Presidential Election 2019 Chamal to contest as independent candidate (Daily Mirror)
  • Litro Gas prices reduced by Rs. 251 (Daily FT)
  • Prez polls 2019: 33 candidates paid deposits (The Island)
  • Sajith meets President; SLFP decision by Friday (Republic Next)
  • BBS-led alliance on the cards? (Republic Next)
  • Polls monitors urge candidates not to pollute environment (The Island)
  • Finance

  • Samsung and Daraz partner to launch the Galaxy M30s in Sri Lanka (The Island)
  • We turned Rajapaksa white elephants into viable enterprises – Mangala (Republic Next)
  • Diamond International sets standards for secure packing at Lankapak 2019 (Daily FT)
  • ‘Continuing political tensions hamper economic growth’ (The Island)
  • JKH crossing stimulates stock trading (The Island)
  • Diamond International sets standards for secure packing (The Island)
  • TRIAD CONTINUES INTERNATIONAL WINNING SPREE (The Island)
  • Experience spectacular Singapore with Nations Trust Bank American Express Card (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Sri Lankan Presidential hopefuls and their stand on welfare policies (Daily FT)
  • Commonwealth SG’s clarion call and our everlasting gift to CHOGM participants (Daily FT)
  • General for presidency (The Island)
  • Sajith’s Candidacy & Revival Of Premadasa Exceptionalism (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Questions About ‘Civil Society’ Selecting A Military Person; Mixing Guns With Roses! (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Recovering Gandhi’s religious vision (Daily Mirror)
  • Sri Lanka’s fundamentals strong, but country at decisive political juncture: First Capital (Daily FT)
  • Mixing guns with roses! (Daily FT)
  • World

  • ‘Iraqis cannot be ignored’: Death toll soars to more than 70 in anti-government protests (ABC News)
  • North Korea says US talks have broken down (BBC News)
  • Runners swallow data transmitters in pre-Olympics heat study (ABC News)
  • Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are ‘not cinema’ (ABC News)
  • Nearly 100 dead in Iraqi demonstrations (BBC News)
  • Paris attacker showed signs of ‘radicalisation’ (BBC News)
  • Bernie Sanders ‘feels great’ after heart attack (ABC News)
  • Cameroon court orders release of opposition leader Maurice Kamto (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • They’re one of the world’s toughest birds, but where are they? (ABC News)
  • Jonathan Franzen’s right: you need to pick your battles (The Guardian)
  • Powering ahead: six new ways to charge an electric car (The Guardian)
  • It’s not just Greta Thunberg: why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists? (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Premier League: What happened in the English top flight on Saturday? (BBC Sport)
  • Watch: GB’s Muir in 1500 final at Worlds – build-up (BBC Sport)
  • Eddie Jones eyes ‘impressive’ France as England celebrate win over Argentina – video (The Guardian)
  • Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City: James Milner’s late penalty extends Reds’ perfect start (BBC Sport)
  • Danushka Gunathilaka, Nuwan Pradeep help second-string Sri Lanka rout No. 1 ranked Pakistan (Cricinfo)
  • Rugby World Cup: Cheika says Australia must improve discipline after 45-10 win – video (The Guardian)
  • Bayern Munich 1-2 Hoffenheim: Champions suffer first Bundesliga defeat of season (BBC Sport)
  • Real Madrid 4-2 Granada: Eden Hazard scores first goal as Real hold on (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • The Patron Saint of Bookstores (Jstor)
  • PayPal has backed out of Facebook’s digital currency project (MIT Tech Review)
  • Muzej Krapinskih Neandertalaca (Krapina Neanderthal Museum) in Krapina, Croatia (Atlas Obscura)
  • Death Noodles at Abang Adek (Atlas Obscura)
  • Meet California’s Nerds of Neon (Atlas Obscura)
  • Gata at Geghard Monastery (Atlas Obscura)
  • Eilmer’s Landing in Malmesbury, England (Atlas Obscura)
  • Tiny AI models could supercharge autocorrect and voice assistants on your phone (MIT Tech Review)
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