Lanka Briefly for 13/10/2019


  • Stocks hit 5-week high; foreigners exit (Daily FT)
  • Ave Maria’s ’94 Group celebrates Silver Jubilee (Sunday Observer)
  • Elections Chief assures security for Sivajilingam following death threats (The Island)
  • Ambitious plan by professionals to promote accountability (Daily FT)
  • Historic confab ends with call to prepare for 2020 bicentennial of First Vision (The Island)
  • U.S. Government Dairy Project to help Lanka (The Island)
  • Business

  • Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market (Daily FT)
  • HNB Ratmalana Customer Centre moves to a new location (The Island)
  • ‘Wonder Woman Wasundara’ (The Island)
  • Phase IV of UNIDO-backed Sri Lanka bamboo training starts next week (Daily FT)
  • INSEE Cement supports Pottuvilluwa Vidyalaya school children with safe and clean drinking water on Children’s Day (The Island)
  • ICCSL facilitates Incoterms 2020 Seminar by ICC expert on international trade (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Social media: A big concern in runup to #PresPollSL (Daily Mirror)
  • QUESTIONS AWAITING ANSWERS… (Daily Mirror)
  • Sri Lanka – Here we go again (Daily FT)
  • When religious euphoria blurs legal judgement (Daily Mirror)
  • A Nation Is Not Merely Territory Or An Ideology But A Collective Consciousness (Colombo Telegraph)
  • China and Asian economic security: Partnering policy, progress and prosperity (Daily FT)
  • World

  • German government bans weapons exports to Turkey (Deutsche Welle)
  • Modi-Xi summit: China and India identify terrorism as common challenge (Deutsche Welle)
  • Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan hard (Deutsche Welle)
  • Iraq’s Abdul Mahdi orders probe into protester deaths (Al Jazeera English)
  • 2 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan, millions told to evacuate (Al Jazeera English)
  • Turkey says key Syrian border town captured in offensive against Kurdish militia (France 24)
  • Climate

  • Hydrologic simulation models that inform policy decisions are difficult to interpret (Science Daily)
  • New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change (Science Daily)
  • ‘If they don’t do it, we will’: Greta Thunberg rallies climate strikers for long haul (The Guardian)
  • Physics: An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere (Science Daily)
  • Sport

  • Super League Grand Final: St Helens v Salford – radio & text (BBC Sport)
  • Scotland in World Cup limbo ahead of must-win game that may not happen (The Guardian)
  • Simone Biles: American equals World Championships record with 23rd medal (BBC Sport)
  • Claudio Ranieri: Sampdoria appoint former Chelsea & Leicester manager (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • The Problem with the Frozen Poop Knife Study – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • The wheels may be coming off Facebook’s digital currency project Libra (MIT Tech Review)
  • Where the Small Fish Clean the Bigger Ones (Jstor)
  • For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a Rethinking of How We Celebrate American History (Smithsonian)
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