Lanka Briefly for 10/10/19

  • GR outlines policies for masses (Daily FT)
  • Sajith visits Mahanayakes (Daily Mirror)
  • Banks must redraw industry roadmap to tackle fintech: Expert (Daily FT)
  • S’pore considering request to extradite Mahendran: AG (Daily Mirror)
  • IGP and former Def. Sec. remanded till 23 Oct. (Daily FT)
  • Polls monitors identify potential hotspot in East, receive over 103 complaints (The Island)
  • Gotabaya decries failure of current regime to retain peace and security they secured for the country (The Island)
  • Commemoration of National Pensioners’ Day No retirement age for Politicians (Daily Mirror)
  • Finance

  • AmCham Sri Lanka launches ‘Meet the Candidate’ series (Daily FT)
  • Eminent personalities to motivate Chartered Accountants at CA Sri Lanka’s 40th National Conference (Daily FT)
  • Moratuwa University shifts gears in innovation and commercialization (The Island)
  • 5 reasons to attend the Future of Business – Innovation Strategy and Learning Event 2019 (Daily FT)
  • ‘Wonder Woman Wasundara’ (The Island)
  • Disrupt Asia 2019 attracts leading startup advocates as keynote speakers and top corporates (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market (Daily FT)
  • INSEE Cement supports Pottuvilluwa Vidyalaya school children with safe and clean drinking water on Children’s Day (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Call from Vietnam (The Island)
  • Presidential Election: Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something! (Colombo Telegraph)
  • GOTA, Sajith try to cash in on same topics (Daily Mirror)
  • ‘It’s better to donate a liver than a kidney’ -Prof. Rela (Daily Mirror)
  • Will Ranil, Cardinal and bond scam defeat Sajith? (The Island)
  • Fighting for a different order (Daily FT)
  • ‘Dual citizenship’ misadventure and unnecessary confusion (Daily FT)
  • Madam Dilrukshi – the lawmaker cum breaker! (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Tunisia court orders release of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui (France 24)
  • Turkey launches military operations against Kurds in northern Syria (France 24)
  • EU leaders criticise UK Brexit proposals (BBC News)
  • Two killed in shooting in Germany’s Halle, one suspect arrested (France 24)
  • Ex-NBC anchor Matt Lauer denies rape allegation (BBC News)
  • Turkey launches military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria (Deutsche Welle)
  • Brussels conference discusses terrorism challenges in South Asia Europe (Deutsche Welle)
  • Turkish troops launch Syria offensive (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean (Science Daily)
  • Engie to replace its coal plants in Chile with 1,000MW of renewable energy (IEEFA)
  • Early breeding season for some Arctic seabirds due global warming (Science Daily)
  • Extinction Rebellion takes New York streets in climate change protest – in pictures (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga the stars as Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan (Cricinfo)
  • Rugby World Cup: What does Typhoon Hagibis mean for England and Scotland? (BBC Sport)
  • Coco Gauff to break into top 100 after reaching first WTA quarter-final (BBC Sport)
  • Pendulum swings as final group games ramp up Rugby World Cup risks (The Guardian)
  • Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina striker says he considered leaving Barca in 2013 (BBC Sport)
  • Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder misses Slovakia Euro qualifier (BBC Sport)
  • France’s Poirot detects no cause for alarm if England match is cancelled (The Guardian)
  • Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic & Stefanos Tsitsipas win (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age (Aeon)
  • The Bible’s first critic (Aeon)
  • 300 South Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois (Atlas Obscura)
  • Che Guevara (Jstor)
  • Connecting With Coyotes on the Prowl (Smithsonian)
  • How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh (Smithsonian)
  • The Tweety Bird Test (Jstor)
  • A Senate report has ideas for fighting disinformation. Don’t hold your breath. (MIT Tech Review)
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