Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Army’s SAG winners felicitated (Daily Mirror)
  • FR against MCC, SOFA & ACSA fixed for Mar. 25 Govt. will revisit and review them: AG (Daily Mirror)
  • Waruna Liyanage to fill vacant seat in parliament (The Island)
  • PM recalls public humiliation Lankan armed forces were put through by previous regime (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka, Japan eye development cooperation in variety of sectors (Daily FT)
  • Swiss embassy employee No evidence of an abduction: CID (Daily Mirror)
  • Opinion

  • US and ‘like-minded’ partners will keep security in Asia (Daily FT)
  • Switzerland connection in LTTE fundraising activity (Daily Mirror)
  • Sri Lanka awaits winter tourists to revive terror-hit sector (Daily FT)
  • Don’t throw the baby with the bathtub (Daily Mirror)
  • Citizens opt for simple and productive electoral reforms (Daily FT)
  • Roots of the crisis (Daily FT)
  • Business

  • Purchasing any device from Mobitel with a Seylan Credit Card entitles to 0% instalment plans for up to 36 months (The Island)
  • Mobitel to play critical role as connectivity partner for Hatton National Bank (Daily FT)
  • Senani Products Pandura becomes the Best Woman Entrepreneur in Western Province (Daily FT)
  • Pannipitiya Private Hospital expands residential treatment with new luxury room complex (Daily FT)
  • Leading businesses pledge support to tackle Sri Lanka’s high malnutrition (Daily FT)
  • ASPI ends lower amid lackluster turnover levels (The Island)
  • World

  • UK Labour’s ‘red wall’ turned blue as voters fear more Brexit delays (ABC)
  • Donald Trump and Chinese officials announce ‘phase one’ deal to roll back tariffs (ABC)
  • John Lennon’s sunglasses sell at auction for almost $200000 (Deutsche Welle)
  • The rise of Boris Johnson: from bumbling journalist to landslide election winner (France 24)
  • Anti-Boris Johnson protesters clash with police (Deutsche Welle)
  • The remote, impoverished island sitting on a multi-billion-dollar gold mine (ABC)
  • Climate

  • Opponents push Canadian government to update cost estimates for Trans Mountain pipeline (IEEFA)
  • The Earth needs multiple methods for removing CO2 from the air to avert worst of climate change (The Conversation)
  • Energy major Iberdrola aiming for ‘virtually zero emissions’ in Europe by 2030 (IEEFA)
  • This Bangladeshi man’s story shows why linking climate change with conflict is no simple matter (The Conversation)
  • Richer nations accused of stalling progress on climate crisis (The Guardian)
  • Your Christmas shopping could harm or help the planet. Which will it be? (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • Dhanajaya de Silva inches towards ton as rain ruins third day (Cricinfo)
  • Doddie Weir wins Helen Rollason Award at Sports Personality 2019 (BBC Sport)
  • Wayne Rooney: Derby player-coach on veganism, Everton and analysing with Ryan Giggs (BBC Sport)
  • Francesca Schiavone reveals she has overcome cancer (BBC Sport)
  • James Milner signs new Liverpool contract extension until 2022 (BBC Sport)
  • Manchester United: Marcus Rashford on helping academy reach landmark (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Carlotta’s face (Aeon)
  • Who Was Alexander von Humboldt? (Jstor)
  • World-Famous Waterfalls May Slow to a Trickle, But Tourism Doesn’t Have To (Atlas Obscura)
  • Miniature Brains Recently Sent Out Brain Waves for the First Time (Smithsonian)
  • Europe has unveiled a plan to eliminate climate emissions by 2050 (MIT Tech Review)
  • How pottering about in the garden creates a time warp (Aeon)

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