• President renews his vow to hang before leaving office (The Island)
  • Fresh Govt. procurement guidelines to Cabinet shortly (Daily FT)
  • Prez to attend Japanese emperor’s enthronement ceremony (Daily Mirror)
  • Mahinda rejects TNA conditions (The Island)
  • Will usher in ‘unprecedented’ administrative change: Sajith (Daily Mirror)
  • FATF delists SL from Grey List: CB (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • AKD proposes comprehensive plan to reduce poverty (Republic Next)
  • Institutional investors’ interest in CSE higher (The Island)
  • Future of Business innovation strategy and learning event tomorrow (Daily FT)
  • SL Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai meets UAE Ambassador to review Expo progress (Daily FT)
  • Vote on Account for first four months of 2020 (The Island)
  • Policy-oriented banking for industrial development (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • Sri Lanka Economic Acceleration Framework 2020-25 Ceylon Chamber of Commerce’s key recommendations on power and energy (Daily FT)
  • More Talk with Poor Actions (The Island)
  • STATESMEN AND POLITICIANS (Daily Mirror)
  • Visakha and Ayodhya (Daily Mirror)
  • An efficient energy sector for economic growth (Daily FT)
  • Genetically modified foods safer and better (The Island)
  • World

  • Israel’s Netanyahu gives up mandate to form government (Deutsche Welle)
  • What’s behind wealthy Chile’s deadly protests? (Deutsche Welle)
  • Israel’s Netanyahu says he can’t form a government (BBC News)
  • African women earn more than male migrants in Europe: UN study (Deutsche Welle)
  • US mulls leaving some troops in northeast Syria to guard oil (Al Jazeera English)
  • Botswana’s 2019 election: A baptism of fire for democracy (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Large-scale afforestation of African savannas will destroy valuable ecosystems (Science Daily)
  • To fight climate change, science must be mobilised like it was in World War II (The Conversation)
  • Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted (Science Daily)
  • IEA: Renewable generation capacity expected to climb by 1,200GW in next five years (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Women’s Ballon d’Or: Lucy Bronze and Ellen White shortlisted for award (BBC Sport)
  • Ballon d’Or: Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane on shortlist for award (BBC Sport)
  • Warren Gatland urges Wales to seize their chance of Rugby World Cup glory (The Guardian)
  • Rugby World Cup: Wales add Owen Lane to squad as Josh Navidi ruled out (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Madagascar: a treasured island (Aeon)
  • A New Gene Editing Tool Could Make CRISPR More Precise (Smithsonian)
  • Houses of horror (Aeon)
  • Acting changes the brain: it’s how actors get lost in a role (Aeon)
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