Lanka Briefly for 11/10/19

  • Venue of Modi-Xi summit has 1,400-year -old links with China (The Island)
  • Cabinet approves lead managers for $ 500 m Samurai bond (Daily FT)
  • Sajith spotlights policies for growth (Daily FT)
  • SL picked as one of the rising stars of global trade (Daily FT)
  • Elpitiya PS election today (The Island)
  • Violating bail condition: UNP MP Shantha Abeysekara remanded (Daily Mirror)
  • Will grant maximum security responsibilities to SF (Daily Mirror)
  • Stocks end tad firmer near four-week high; foreigners exit (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • MODSIT, USAID conduct dialogue on trade for Kurunegala entrepreneurs (Daily FT)
  • Daraz treats online shoppers in celebration of third anniversary (Daily FT)
  • Bank of Ceylon sponsors 40th National Conference of CA Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • Keells Food Products inaugurates new factory (The Island)
  • Tharanga Land Sales wins Gold at MASSCO Business Excellence 2019 (The Island)
  • Dialog and Department of Pensions Launch ‘Sri Lanka Pensions App’ (The Island)
  • Cinnamon Awards of Excellence recognises outstanding achievers (The Island)
  • Railway strike called off (Republic Next)
  • Opinion

  • Candidate burden on the public (The Island)
  • A Nation Is Not Merely Territory Or An Ideology But A Collective Consciousness (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Who Has The Credible Reformist Agenda? Critical Issue In This Election (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Even jumbos have tears and fears! – EDITORIAL (Daily Mirror)
  • SLFP’s desperate struggle for self-liquidation (Daily Mirror)
  • Support for the Intellectually Disabled (The Island)
  • Muslim Bashing And ‘Marana Tharjana’ (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Immature Opposition To Second Preference Voting (Colombo Telegraph)
  • World

  • Tens of thousands fled Turkish offensive in less than 24 hours, Syrian rights group says (France 24)
  • What did the Kurds ever do for the US? (BBC News)
  • Will elections settle any of Afghanistan’s problems? (Deutsche Welle)
  • Ireland PM Leo Varadkar says Brexit deal ‘still possible’ (Al Jazeera English)
  • Egypt quells protests with more stick than carrot (Deutsche Welle)
  • MEPs vote down Macron’s nominee for European Commission internal market post (France 24)
  • China’s Xi Jinping to visit India with ties strained by Kashmir (Deutsche Welle)
  • Iranian women allowed into football match for first time in almost 40 years (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Hong Kong demos inspire Extinction Rebellion’s ‘accessible’ disruption (ABC News)
  • Development expert says Egypt has the potential to add 2GW of renewable energy annually (IEEFA)
  • Pressure may be key to fighting climate change with thermoelectric generators (Science Daily)
  • We have bad news about chocolate and wine — and it’s not about your health (ABC News)
  • Sports

  • Euro 2020 qualifying: Russia v Scotland – debuts for Fleck & Devlin (BBC Sport)
  • Japanese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen talks taking on Lewis Hamilton and getting under Charles Leclerc’s skin (BBC Sport)
  • ‘The doubt has been taken out now’ – SL coach Rumesh Ratnayake on touring Pakistan (Cricinfo)
  • Jess Jonassen back at No. 1 among ODI bowlers; Alyssa Healy achieves career-best No. 3 ranking (Cricinfo)
  • Novak Djokovic beats John Isner in Shanghai Masters (BBC Sport)
  • Errol Spence Jr: Welterweight world champion in intensive care after car crash (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Oshada reminded me of Mahela’ – SL selector thrilled with new crop (Cricinfo)
  • Hillary Allen: How American ultra runner returned to the race that almost killed her (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • The super zoom (Aeon)
  • Blackness and beauty (Aeon)
  • The Feminist History of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ (Smithsonian)
  • Hachikō’s Grave in Tokyo, Japan (Atlas Obscura)
  • Does My Dog Really Feel Shame? (Jstor)
  • Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith? – Issue 77: Underworlds  (Nautilus)
  • Follow Ernest Hemingway’s Footsteps Through Havana (Smithsonian)
  • The Lightning Beneath Our Feet – Issue 77: Underworlds  (Nautilus)
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