• President wanted Cabinet meeting to discuss abolition of Executive Presidency soon – Ranil (The Island)
  • Minister Gamage away in China (The Island)
  • Railway work-to-rule campaign called off (The Island)
  • UNICEF condemns beating of two child monks (Daily FT)
  • Deposit to contest poll made on behalf of SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Daily FT)
  • My father was a CEO, combining both strategy and implementation’ (The Island)
  • TNA’s Sumanthiran says both President and PM agreed to Thursday’s Cabinet meeting (Daily FT)
  • Sri Lanka can get Millennium Challenge grant; not linked to defence deals: official (The Island)
  • Finance

  • Fitch assigns SriLankan Airlines’ Guaranteed USD Bonds ‘B’ Final Rating (The Island)
  • Weak GDP figures & oil price spike, hits CSE (The Island)
  • Munchee showcases supremacy winning National Quality Award Once Again (The Island)
  • HNB takes top honors at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2019 (The Island)
  • Litro Gas Lanka clinches two NIOSH awards for its exceptional HSE strategy and practice (The Island)
  • Pearson relocates global technical operations hub to MAGA ONE (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka still needs level playing field for investors: German Ambassador (The Island)
  • HP and Ranpath Group reinvent digital printing in Sri Lanka with HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • PM faces party challenge in presidential battle (Daily FT)
  • Doomsday experts and entrepreneurial policymaking (Daily FT)
  • The risks commuters take when travelling by bus (Daily Mirror)
  • Asia Pacific sovereigns mostly stable in the face of rising growth risk (Daily FT)
  • Has Karu gained slight edge over Sajith in the presidential race? (Daily FT)
  • High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India discusses radicalisation in South Asia at JGU (Daily FT)
  • Gotabaya: The same old wine in a new bottle (Daily FT)
  • It is best for democracy if SLFP contests (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal (BBC News)
  • Labour’s Watson urges unity after bid to oust him (BBC News)
  • ‘We hugged and cried’: Families struggle to meet jailed Kashmiris (Al Jazeera English)
  • Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action (Al Jazeera English)
  • Saudi Arabia oil attacks: A look at the damage (BBC News)
  • Hostage freed by pirates after four years (BBC News)
  • ‘In the national interest’: Both the Solomon Islands and Kiribati ally with China (ABC News)
  • Saudis vow to respond to attack on oil sites (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • In pictures: People around globe protest climate change (CNN)
  • Greta Thunberg’s voice speaks just as loud as her words (The Conversation)
  • Signs of the times: A generation’s call to action on climate (ABC News)
  • The climate strike in portraits: the signs, faces and reasons (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • T20 Blast: Essex face Worcestershire in final – in-play clips, radio & text (BBC Sport)
  • Singapore GP 2019: All you need to know (BBC Sport)
  • Singapore GP qualifying: Charles Leclerc beats Lewis Hamilton to pole (BBC Sport)
  • New Zealand 23-13 South Africa: Defending champions hold off spirited Springboks (BBC Sport)
  • Everton 0-2 Sheffield United: Blades hold firm to stun Toffees (BBC Sport)
  • Manchester City 8-0 Watford: Hosts score five in opening 18 minutes in hammering (BBC Sport)
  • New Zealand defy doubters and South Africa in clash of World Cup titans (The Guardian)
  • Premier League: Leicester v Spurs the first of five matches (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • H.G. Wells’s Letters to Cora Crane (Jstor)
  • Sigmund Freud’s The Ego and the Id (Jstor)
  • Holtermann’s Bakery in Staten Island, New York (Atlas Obscura)
  • Why Bear Fat Makes for Better Baking (Atlas Obscura)
  • Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy” (MIT Tech Review)
  • Paul Simon Has 50 Ways to Charm an Audience (Smithsonian)
  • How Mumbai’s Masalawaalis Make a Single Spice From 30 Ingredients (Atlas Obscura)
  • Centuries Later, America’s First Female Botanist Lives On in a Community Garden (Atlas Obscura)