• President tells PSC Hemasiri lied and gave contradictory evidence (The Island)
  • Foreign buying returns but Bourse negative (Daily FT)
  • Time given to Govt. Analyst to submit report on British garbage extended (The Island)
  • Petition challenging takeover of Rupavahini by President on September 27 (The Island)
  • RW wants executive presidency move to be inclusive (Daily FT)
  • Lankan envoy in Beijing says Chinese firm relocated and withdrew from Lotus Tower Project (Daily FT)
  • Sajith faction flays TT move, declares abolition of excutive presidency won’t be a polls promise (The Island)
  • President tells PSC he was kept in dark about imminent terror threats (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • Mobitel Cash Bonanza illuminates Dehiattakandiya (Daily FT)
  • Local experts offer insights on $480 m MCC compact projects (Daily FT)
  • SOS Children’s Villages keen to see Sri Lanka’s one-off donors turn into regular givers (The Island)
  • Unilever and Sathosa award 3 prime plots and gold coins to ‘Sathosa Idam Nidhanaya Season 3’ winners (Daily FT)
  • Selling pressure intensifying on banking sector stock counters (The Island)
  • FineTech hosts CXO Round-Table with G-Suite (The Island)
  • Sampath Bank principal sponsor of ‘Swarna Pusthaka’ Awards ceremony for 9th consecutive year (Daily FT)
  • DFCC partners CNCI Achiever Award 2019 for second consecutive year (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • The Prime Minister Is Dead (Daily Mirror)
  • Strike not for cash but against climate change – EDITORIAL (Daily Mirror)
  • Premadasa, Père et Fils (Daily FT)
  • SOMEONE KEEP SCORE! (Daily Mirror)
  • State of the economy of Sri Lanka (Daily FT)
  • Yahapalana promoters, vultures and patience (Daily Mirror)
  • Two things shippers should watch out and prepare for in 2020 (Daily FT)
  • SRI LANKA’S REALITIES! (Daily Mirror)
  • World

  • Germany plans €54bn climate deal amid 500 protests (BBC News)
  • Trump dismisses whistleblower’s ‘ridiculous story’ (BBC News)
  • US sanctions Iran’s central bank in wake of Aramco attacks (Al Jazeera English)
  • Prince Andrew ‘was an abuser’ – Epstein accuser (BBC News)
  • Voter confronts Trudeau over blackface (BBC News)
  • Cuba’s ‘sonic weapon’ may have been mosquito gas (BBC News)
  • Criminal charges for Brazil dam disaster firms (BBC News)
  • ‘War is the only solution’: What Iranians think could happen next in the US conflict (ABC News)
  • Climate

  • Climate change protests spread around the world (ABC News)
  • How the media can help young people create zero carbon societies (The Conversation)
  • Student activists talk about why the climate strike matters (ABC News)
  • If robots take our jobs, what will it mean for climate change? (The Conversation)
  • Sports

  • Singapore GP: Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen (BBC Sport)
  • Alex Hales: Ashley Giles says England door not closed for batsman (BBC Sport)
  • Premier League: Southampton face Bournemouth – Redmond returns for Saints (BBC Sport)
  • Oliver McCall: The boxer who beat Lennox Lewis 25 years ago – and is still fighting aged 54 (BBC Sport)
  • Abdelhak Nouri: The Ajax prodigy who suffered permanent brain damage (BBC Sport)
  • Japan 30-10 Russia: Hosts win opening match at Rugby World Cup (BBC Sport)
  • Fuji hogs the horizon as ITV fails to park stereotypes but passes World Cup test (The Guardian)
  • Rugby World Cup: France name Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont to face Argentina (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • The infamous windmill problem (Aeon)
  • Why Simone de Beauvoir didn’t believe in being ‘a strong woman’ (Aeon)
  • Upton Sinclair (Jstor)
  • Could Eating Sea Urchins Help Revive Kelp Forests? (Smithsonian)
  • The Invention of Sibling Rivalry (Jstor)
  • An End to Pornography, Sophistry, and Panty Raids (Wired)
  • Barber Marina in Elberta, Alabama (Atlas Obscura)
  • This Picasso painting had never been seen before. Until a neural network painted it. (MIT Tech Review)