Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Why Sajith got heavily defeated at the Presidential polls: Pampering the minorities at the expense of the majority (Sunday Observer)
  • An efficient country free from corruption: A pledge from the uppermost (Sunday Observer)
  • CID arrests duo claiming to be ‘white van’ drivers (Sunday Observer)
  • Moragahakanda: Farmers yet to reap full benefit (Sunday Observer)
  • Govt will review MCC, SOFA & ACSA, AG tells SC (Republic Next)
  • Govt predicts 4-4.5% growth in 2020 – Treasury Sec (Sunday Observer)
  • Opinion

  • Addressing Challenges Democracy Will Encounter In Coming Years (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Work, cults and pushback: The politics of the unusual (Sunday Observer)
  • The flooring of ideologies and ideologues (Sunday Observer)
  • A Journey of Winning Hearts and Minds of a Nation! (Sunday Observer)
  • MCC Debate II : From Mahaweli Diversion To Transport & Land Projects (Colombo Telegraph)
  • How Do You Expect Tamils To March Together With Other Communities? (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Business

  • Colombo Port City project : ‘Laws and investments in place soon’ (Sunday Observer)
  • e-Commerce era drives rethink on logistics and packaging (Sunday Observer)
  • Tourism industry hopeful of winter revival (Sunday Observer)
  • Rs. 810 m technical assistance for modernisation program : EU support for sustainable and productive agriculture (Sunday Observer)
  • Vallibel Finance to build 16-storey financial landmark (The Island)
  • Sanasa Insurance partners with GIZ to launch insurance app for local farmers (The Island)
  • World

  • Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major economies resist bold action (ABC)
  • France: Winds flooding leave thousands of homes without power (Deutsche Welle)
  • Scotland’s campaign for a new independence referendum begins (France 24)
  • UK tourist ‘shot dead’ in robbery in Argentina (BBC News)
  • UN climate conference talks deadlocked in Madrid (Deutsche Welle)
  • Sudan’s former president sentenced to two years’ detention for corruption (ABC)
  • Climate

  • Can kitchen gardens combat climate change? (BBC News)
  • Rupert Murdoch says ‘no climate change deniers around’ – but his writers prove him wrong (The Guardian)
  • UK election shows centre-left can’t win by ‘preaching’ to base, Labor’s Jim Chalmers says (The Guardian)
  • India’s Azure Power wins contract for 2GW of solar from SECI (IEEFA)
  • Record-setting quarter pushes installed U.S. solar capacity to more than 71GW (IEEFA)
  • Australia’s democracy has faceplanted and Labor is staring down some disturbing truths | Katharine Murphy (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Overnight rain washes out play on day four (Cricinfo)
  • Eliud Kipchoge wins World Sport Star of the Year 2019 (BBC Sport)
  • Monterrey 3-2 Al-Sadd: Liverpool to face Monterrey in Club World Cup semi-finals (BBC Sport)
  • Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss rejects Champions League expansion claims (BBC Sport)
  • Mainz 0-4 Borussia Dortmund: Jadon Sancho scores for sixth game in row (BBC Sport)
  • Premier League results: Liverpool’s lead extended at top (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Tidal forces carry the mathematical signature of gravitational waves (MIT Tech Review)
  • There’s No Template for Emotional Intelligence (Jstor)
  • 15 Million Iranian Bank Accounts Were Breached (Wired)
  • Memories Can Be Injected and Survive Amputation and Metamorphosis – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • What Quantum Gravity Needs Is More Experiments – Issue 79: Catalysts (Nautilus)
  • Is the Law of Conservation of Energy Cancelled? – Issue 79: Catalysts (Nautilus)

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