• Gotabaya firm in taking action against any wrongdoer (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka will have a new first-time PM (Daily Mirror)
  • SriLankan Airlines in codeshare with Air India to serve Toronto (Daily FT)
  • Prez frowns on promise to give free chemical fertilizer (The Island)
  • Latest technology to manage garbage collection (Daily Mirror)
  • Biz confidence climbs to 8-month high (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • EFC and its partners lobby for investment in skills development (Daily FT)
  • Southern Expressway extension to be declared open tomorrow (Republic Next)
  • Banking and finance stocks close a tad lower (The Island)
  • Hunger strike against the signing of MCC agreement called off (Republic Next)
  • Fitch assigns expected ‘BBB+(lka)(EXP) to Abans’ proposed debentures (Daily FT)
  • SL Tourism just 20.7% behind last year’s arrival rate: SLTDA (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Our political culture: Bag of Humbug or Can of worms (The Island)
  • Let’s nail those who abuse Facebook! (Daily Mirror)
  • Evaluation of tax policies of New Democratic Front (UNP) Presidential Election candidate (Daily FT)
  • Gotabaya: The saviour of special interest groups (Daily FT)
  • If politicians are faithful to promises, Lanka can grow in stature (Daily Mirror)
  • The future of Sri Lanka’s education in the 4IR (Daily FT)

  • Today’s Lanka news cloud

    World

  • ‘Heinous’ fishermen who murdered 16 crewmates face historic deportation to North Korea (ABC)
  • NATO is suffering from a ‘brain death’ — the EU is the cure, says Emmanuel Macron (ABC)
  • Iraq: 4 protesters killed in Baghdad; key south port closed again (Al Jazeera English)
  • Italian Holocaust survivor facing mass threats insults receives police protection (Deutsche Welle)
  • Sieren’s China: Learning from the mistakes in Hong Kong (Deutsche Welle)
  • Angela Merkel condemns Macron’s ‘drastic words’ on NATO (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • ‘On the right side of history’: Jacinda Ardern chuffed by carbon emissions law (ABC)
  • Never knowingly undersoiled – John Lewis trucks to run on cow manure (The Guardian)
  • Have you been invited to take part in the UK citizens’ climate assembly? (The Guardian)
  • 2040 review – an optimist’s guide to saving the world (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Scottish Rugby fined £70,000 over Mark Dodson’s World Cup comments (The Guardian)
  • Sonny Bill Williams: Super League side Toronto sign two-time rugby union World Cup winner (BBC Sport)
  • Lewis Hamilton has ‘more championships to win’ after sixth world title secured (BBC Sport)
  • Peter Handscomb joins Middlesex as captain on two-year deal (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • The escape agents (Aeon)
  • Divine transports (Aeon)
  • The Man Whose Face Got Stuck Like That (Jstor)
  • The AI hiring industry is under scrutiny—but it’ll be hard to fix (MIT Tech Review)
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