• Sajith promises midday meal to schoolchildren (The Island)
  • Politicians remain cynical about killing the messenger (Republic Next)
  • Storing paddy at Mattala airport: PCoI summons PM (The Island)
  • Will deliver fresh start for SL: GR (Daily FT)
  • GL thinks Elpitiya will be replicated islandwide (Republic Next)
  • New policy to attract FDI: Sajith (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • Capital Heights – ‘an unfolding story of luxury living’ (The Island)
  • Airtel partners with EFC to train persons with disabilities (Daily FT)
  • ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2019’ launched (Daily FT)
  • CSE indices dip as political uncertainty weighs in (The Island)
  • Fashion Bug recognised among Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • Global front-runners in innovation to discuss ‘Reimagining the Future of Work’ (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Are Sajith and Gota thinking like professionals? (Daily Mirror)
  • MMDA, Niqab, ACJU & A Monk (Colombo Telegraph)
  • MMDA, niqab, ACJU and a monk (Daily FT)
  • An appeal to fair and impartial posterity (Daily FT)
  • Cigarette smuggling in Sri Lanka: Hype vs. reality (Daily FT)
  • THE 3 EX-EX-EXS! (Daily Mirror)
  • World

  • How strong is democracy in former communist Europe? (Deutsche Welle)
  • German sloth sets record as world’s oldest (Deutsche Welle)
  • Joe Biden’s son defends foreign dealings (BBC News)
  • Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis (Al Jazeera English)
  • Guinea: Several killed in protests against new constitution (Deutsche Welle)
  • Newborn found in shallow grave ‘fighting for life’ (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity (Science Daily)
  • Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy (Science Daily)
  • Mayors of 94 cities are taking the Green New Deal global, as states fail to act on climate crisis (The Conversation)
  • US green economy growth dwarfs Donald Trump’s highest hopes for the fossil fuel industry (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • Bulgaria v England: ‘Football family’ must ‘wage war on the racists’ says Uefa chief (BBC Sport)
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan set to feature in new T20 tournament (Cricinfo)
  • Tour de France: Froome’s bid for fifth title may conclude on La Planche des Belles Filles time trial (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby World Cup: Are Tier Two nations closing the gap? (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Secular pilgrimage (Aeon)
  • Telegram might be forced to put its global cryptocurrency plans on ice (MIT Tech Review)
  • To Predict the Role of Fake News in 2020, Look to Canada (Jstor)
  • Who Were the Real ‘Peaky Blinders’? (Smithsonian)
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