• MS calls for filling gaps in intelligence-sharing (Daily FT)
  • SB’s bodyguards to face identification parade on Monday (Republic Next)
  • 2019 prez poll: War crimes allegations proved wrong, can’t be an issue in North-former NP Governor (The Island)
  • Sajith promises to appoint a “new first time Prime Minister.” (Republic Next)
  • Contempt of Court Application over cremation of monk fixed for support on Feb 17 (The Island)
  • Historic $ 608 m One Galle Face mall opens (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • A Sri Lankan story: Abans Group’s journey from corner store to corporate giant (Daily FT)
  • CTC share price increase pushes Stock Market out of negative sentiment (The Island)
  • Haycarb records turnover of Rs. 11.3 bn and PBT of Rs. 844.9 mn for H1 2019/20 (The Island)
  • If Gota wins the US will have two First Ladies – Mangala (Republic Next)
  • Philippine-Sri Lanka Business Networking Forum (Daily FT)
  • HNB launches newly relocated customer centre at Orion City Tower (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Sri Lanka election: Northern Tamils know who they don’t want in power (Daily FT)
  • Entrepreneurship as a key solution for Unemployment (Daily Mirror)
  • Governor Indrajit, release forthwith forensic audit on bond scams (Daily FT)
  • Open science in a corruption free society (Daily Mirror)
  • Is Sajith The Son Of Ranasinghe Premadasa? (Colombo Telegraph)
  • The Timidity That Shrinks From Public Debate (Colombo Telegraph)

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    World

  • ‘Never known it to be this bad’: floods kill one in UK after torrential rain (ABC)
  • How war has changed since 1989 (Deutsche Welle)
  • Dissident artists who raged against the Berlin Wall (France 24)
  • Turkey vows to send home foreign IS group jihadists starting Monday (France 24)
  • Bloomberg to BBC: ‘I’d like to make a difference’ (BBC News)
  • EU finance ministers call for end to fossil fuel funding (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Saudi Aramco’s $1.5 trillion IPO flies in the face of climate reality (The Conversation)
  • Thoughts on the Lib Dem, Green and Plaid Cymru remain election pact | Letters (The Guardian)
  • Shell to enter Australian electricity market as ERM shareholders agree to sell (Renew Economy)
  • VW rolls first electric ID.3 off new production line, looks to global domination (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • Sports quiz of the week: comebacks, knockouts and cock-ups (The Guardian)
  • Richardson, Starc and Abbott blow Pakistan away on rapid Perth pitch (Cricinfo)
  • ‘I’ve left myself in this situation’ – Marcus Harris (Cricinfo)
  • Euro 2021 qualifying: Albania v Scotland – Can Kerr’s side keep up 100% record? (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Do you think science… (Aeon)
  • The smart move: we learn more by trusting than by not trusting (Aeon)
  • New Emoji Are So Boring—but They Don’t Have to Be (Wired)
  • How WWII Service Members Helped Shape the Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall (Smithsonian)
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