• Mangala warns against ad hoc tax changes (Daily FT)
  • SL would be subjected to ‘universal jurisdiction’ unless allegations were probed – Mangala (The Island)
  • Stop using war, war-victory slogans at election campaigns (Daily Mirror)
  • NEC Chief warns about fielding ‘puppet’ candidates (Daily Mirror)
  • India-Sri Lanka relations touches the sky – HC Sandhu (The Island)
  • Daya before PCoI today (The Island)
  • Finance

  • New businesses grow despite slower pace of commercial activity: PMI (The Island)
  • Rs 3.6 billion freshwater project to commence in Jaffna (Republic Next)
  • SMEs need a level playing field (Daily FT)
  • FCCISL forum on economic integration today (Daily FT)
  • Minister Harsha de Silva presents ‘Opportunity Sri Lanka’ at LSE (Daily FT)
  • Ninth EU-Sri Lanka investment dialogue held at MODSIT strengthens economic relations (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Sri Lanka’s economic outlook: Policies to revive growth a priority, post-election (Daily FT)
  • Third force and AKD as presidential candidate (Daily Mirror)
  • Police: the Sacrificial Lamb (The Island)
  • Will Tamils boycott the election? (Daily Mirror)
  • Gota’s War On Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commitments (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Batty Weerakoon: An Appreciation (The Island)
  • World

  • Pence and Erdogan agree to 120-hour ceasefire in Syria (Deutsche Welle)
  • FATF: Can Pakistan avoid global watchdog’s terror ‘black list?’ (Deutsche Welle)
  • Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, US says (BBC News)
  • What’s new in this Brexit deal? (Deutsche Welle)
  • Liberia’s contradictory attitude to a free press (Deutsche Welle)
  • Johnson ‘very confident’ MPs will back deal (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Moody’s expects coal mine closures in U.S. Powder River Basin region in near future (IEEFA)
  • How aerosols affect our climate (Science Daily)
  • German utility EnBW to build 180MW, subsidy-free solar project, country’s largest to date (IEEFA)
  • In fire-prone California, many residents can’t afford wildfire insurance (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • England’s Curry and Underhill aim for early hit against Australian idols | Gerard Meagher (The Guardian)
  • Australia can be a dangerous beast against England as World Cup underdogs | Bret Harris (The Guardian)
  • Premier League: Leicester v Liverpool to kick-off at 20:00 GMT for Amazon showing (BBC Sport)
  • Eric Molina: Boxer’s ban extended for unauthorised sparring session (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Hunting for Hockney (Aeon)
  • Cosmopolitan Ottomans (Aeon)
  • Food, Glorious Food (Smithsonian)
  • Reason Won’t Save Us – Issue 77: Underworlds  (Nautilus)
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