• Harin slams Facebook over ‘censorship’ (The Island)
  • Approval for permanency of personal staff Prez withdraws joint Cabinet memo (Daily Mirror)
  • CJ names 5-member SC bench to hear MCC, SOFA, ACSA petitions (Daily FT)
  • Presidential poll SLPP will secure clean sweep in East: Basil (Daily Mirror)
  • Royal Park murder JVP denounces release of Jude Jayamaha (Daily Mirror)
  • Yahapalanaya concludes with Cabinet curtain call (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • Mahaweli Coconut Plantations triumphs (Daily FT)
  • 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji celebrated in Colombo (The Island)
  • ‘Sri Lanka is only 20.7% behind 2018 international tourist arrival target which dropped to 70.8% in May’ (The Island)
  • Program for giftware and lifestyle product SME craft manufacturers in Philippines (Daily FT)
  • Sri Lankan envoy invited to be a panelist/speaker at Koica – Hallym University Forum in Korea (The Island)
  • Expanding its retail banking operations in Sri Lanka, HSBC opens new Express Banking Centre at Colombo’s newest and largest shopping arcade –One Galle Face Mall (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • An Open Letter To The US Ambassador To Sri Lanka (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Why NPP for minorities and the nation? (Daily FT)
  • Service Project of a leading jeweller (The Island)
  • Sri Lankan Muslims pressured to curb rise of extremism (Daily FT)
  • ‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa (Daily Mirror)
  • Will Sri Lanka Elect A President By Default ? (Colombo Telegraph)

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    World

  • Passenger films as American Airlines flight slides off runway in snowy Chicago (ABC)
  • Three blasts kill at least 6 in Syrian town near Turkey (Al Jazeera English)
  • Farage says he won’t challenge Johnson’s Conservatives in UK elections (France 24)
  • Britain to return Buddhist artifacts to Afghanistan after 17 years (Deutsche Welle)
  • ‘Trump alliance must be stopped’: Labour slams Brexit Party boost for Boris (ABC)
  • Neil Young US citizenship ‘delayed over marijuana’ (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Africa turns increasingly to renewables and gas to meet rising energy demand (IEEFA)
  • Opponents sound alarm over planned gas plant expansion in New Orleans (IEEFA)
  • Rural electric co-ops in New Mexico and Colorado speed towards renewables (IEEFA)
  • Flood defences simply aren’t good enough – here’s what needs to be done (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • VAR chief Neil Swarbrick marks new system as ‘seven out of 10’ despite criticism (BBC Sport)
  • Sri Lanka passes bill criminalising match-fixing (Cricinfo)
  • Azam 157*, Shafiq 119* as Australia A toil (Cricinfo)
  • Pep Guardiola to face no action after Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • I came from the unknown to sing (Aeon)
  • Little Ice Age lessons (Aeon)
  • Apple Card is being investigated over claims it gives women lower credit limits (MIT Tech Review)
  • Socked Into the Puppet-Hole on Wikipedia (Wired)
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