• Gotabhaya alone expends over 59% of total election campaign expenditure (Sunday Observer)
  • Gota shuns another public forum (Sunday Observer)
  • Voters advised to mark their ballot papers carefully (The Island)
  • Gota renunciation still a no show in US Federal Register (Sunday Observer)
  • ‘SL’s environment under threat due to lackadaisical attitude of politicians’ (The Island)
  • Land and police powers to N-E if Gota wins says Karuna (Sunday Observer)
  • Finance

  • Economists advocate policies not persons (Sunday Observer)
  • One Galle Face in Colombo : Shangri-La Group’s largest venture in South Asia (Sunday Observer)
  • To develop and manage hotels in Maldives and Sri Lanka : Browns Investments in US$ 150 m agreement with Spain’s Barceló Group (Sunday Observer)
  • Arpico launches exquisite range of luxury Christmas hampers (Daily FT)
  • Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa on ‘In Black & White’ with Moragoda tomorrow (Daily FT)
  • World Construction Symposium : ‘Construction sector needs strategy to drive growth’ (Sunday Observer)
  • Opinion

  • Messy democracy or organised tyranny (Sunday Observer)
  • Anura, Sex And Gender Politics (Colombo Telegraph)
  • A week that will shake Sri Lanka’s future (Sunday Observer)
  • A case for Sajith (Sunday Observer)
  • The Irrelevance Of Gota’s & Sajith’s Programmes (Colombo Telegraph)
  • A Leap Of Courage (Colombo Telegraph)

  • Today’s Lanka news cloud

    World

  • Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone Bulbul nears Bangladesh and India (ABC)
  • Stories from East and West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (France 24)
  • The treehouse that taunted the Berlin Wall (France 24)
  • France: Catholic Church to compensate abuse victims (Deutsche Welle)
  • UK’s credit rating ‘could be downgraded’ (BBC News)
  • The bitter history of the Ayodhya dispute (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Solar and wind continue to gain cost advantages over traditional U.S. power generation (IEEFA)
  • Financiers to gas industry: ‘There is a growing presumption against giving any of our clients’ money to you’ (IEEFA)
  • EU ministers recommend ending public funding for oil, gas and coal (IEEFA)
  • Mural of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg going up in San Francisco (ABC)
  • Sport

  • Big Three v ICC redux: ECB joins BCCI and CA in opposing extra global event (Cricinfo)
  • Hertha Berlin 2-4 RB Leipzig (BBC Sport)
  • Jamie Shillcock atones for error at Harlequins to give Worcester victory (The Guardian)
  • Saracens shake off salary cap taunts as Ben Earl punishes Gloucester (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • The 1918 Parade That Spread Death in Philadelphia (Jstor)
  • Empathy Is Tearing Us Apart (Wired)
  • A natural biomolecule has been measured acting in a quantum wave for the first time (MIT Tech Review)
  • The Real Joy of Mock Food (Jstor)
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