• Forest density enhanced during past four years: Prez (Daily Mirror)
  • Lanka assures UN country’s support for global disarmament (The Island)
  • Rajitha claims Rajapaksas sold priceless land that housed the Army HQ and relocated various entities in17 different locations (The Island)
  • Bhutan’s State Enterprise selects MTI for restructuring (Daily FT)
  • Gota tells political camp: Don’t give in to conspiracies of foes (Daily Mirror)
  • CMEV to take up with EC issue of Gotabaya politicising past comment by Army Chief (The Island)
  • Finance

  • Making dreams come true on World Children’s Day (The Island)
  • SriLankan Airlines on flight delay (The Island)
  • Mahela and Kumar SL Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 (Daily FT)
  • National dialogue on ‘Responsible Business and Human Rights’ (Daily FT)
  • Rotary Colombo fights breast cancer with nccp through early detection & prevention (The Island)
  • The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association concludes a successful 51st Agm (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Engineered vegetables? (The Island)
  • Election Promises (Daily Mirror)
  • If Sajith Wants To Win (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Ceylon Chamber of Commerce’s key recommendations on trade (Daily FT)
  • Advent of Sajith and Elpitiya poll (The Island)
  • LTTE arrests in Malaysia. What is Colombo doing? (Daily Mirror)
  • World

  • Iran captures journalist accused of spreading anti-government unrest (Deutsche Welle)
  • British man jailed for life over Parliament car ramming (Deutsche Welle)
  • Vatican security chief Giani steps down over finance probe leak (Deutsche Welle)
  • Tensions high as Mozambique gears up for high-stakes elections (Al Jazeera English)
  • The neglected ‘Bihari’ community in Bangladesh (Deutsche Welle)
  • Tunisia presidential election: Kais Saied declared winner (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms (Science Daily)
  • Fitch: Solar capacity in U.S. Midwest could jump by 100 gigawatts by 2030 (IEEFA)
  • Investment returns for renewable energy blow past oil and gas sector over last 12 months (IEEFA)
  • Cheaper, cleaner electricity imports put pressure on Poland’s high-cost coal-fired power generators (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • British man dies in Sofia before England’s Euro 2020 qualifier (BBC Sport)
  • Curse of the Ryder Cup? The iconic venues overlooked on the golfing calendar (BBC Sport)
  • The making of Richie Mo’unga: the All Black good enough to learn from adversity (The Guardian)
  • Japan are our World Cup enemy but we love the people, says Rassie Erasmus (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Hurricane Katrina, frame by frame (Aeon)
  • My friend, my self (Aeon)
  • The Columbian Exchange Should Be Called The Columbian Extraction (Jstor)
  • Zofiówka Sanatorium in Otwock, Poland (Atlas Obscura)
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