Lanka Briefly for 23/09/19

  • Taj bullish on SL tourism (Daily FT)
  • President, PM in face-off over future of presidency (Daily FT)
  • Dhammika Perera to speak on changing role of public servant tomorrow (Daily FT)
  • Patients used as guinea pigs at Ayurveda hospital (The Island)
  • AG to order inquiry against SG (The Island)
  • UNP desperate to disqualify Gotabaya or abolish executive presidency instead of facing him (The Island)
  • Chulawansa goes on his final journey on Monday (The Island)
  • FDI projects worth $ 20 b approved for 2019: Malik (Daily FT)
  • Finance

  • Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce delegation meets Malik (Daily FT)
  • OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low (Daily FT)
  • CNN’s Richard Quest to interview Ranil on tourism developments (The Island)
  • DIMO partners with American power tools manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker (Daily FT)
  • Teejay wins first ‘Best Exporter Award – Textile Sector’ at Presidential Export Awards (Daily FT)
  • Lagarde urges policymakers to resolve manmade economic threats (Daily FT)
  • Role of the IRCSL in ensuring all Sri Lankans are safeguarded by Insurance (The Island)
  • UAE expects 2.4% GDP growth in 2019: Central Bank (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Parallels of Road to 2005 and 2019 (Daily Mirror)
  • The stakes of the crisis in the UNP (Daily FT)
  • Yes, Sri Lanka has too many public holidays (Daily Mirror)
  • Reply to Ilika Karunaratne’s article headlined “Rebels without a Cause” (Daily Mirror)
  • The demand for a dictator is on the rise and it is a dangerous sign (Daily FT)
  • Abolishing the post of Executive President – EDITORIAL (Daily Mirror)
  • Economy, security and supremacists (Daily FT)
  • The Presidential Election – sleepwalking into anarchy? (Daily FT)
  • World

  • ‘Howdy, Modi’: Trump to attend Indian PM’s rally in Houston (Al Jazeera English)
  • Oh deer! Stag stuck in flooded ruins rescued (BBC News)
  • Outcry in Rio as police accused of killing girl (BBC News)
  • Corbyn faces calls to resolve Brexit divisions (BBC News)
  • Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, dump it in a river (ABC News)
  • High-altitude funeral for lost Swiss glacier (BBC News)
  • Tanzania may be hiding extent of Ebola crisis, says World Health Organisation (ABC News)
  • Iran women ‘to be allowed into football matches’ (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Atlassian billionaire to announce net zero emissions target at UN climate summit (The Guardian)
  • From Eton to life on Earth, how power and wealth harm society (The Guardian)
  • Why do aviation addicts fly in the face of reason? (The Guardian)
  • Tiny changes might seem insignificant. But they are how we save the planet (The Guardian)
  • Sports

  • Antonio Brown: Free agent wide receiver says he will not play in NFL any more (BBC Sport)
  • NFL week three – Chiefs, Packers & Patriots in action (BBC Sport)
  • Luis Suarez: Striker says Barcelona have a ‘tough year ahead’ (BBC Sport)
  • West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United: Hammers too strong for toothless visitors (BBC Sport)
  • England 35-3 Tonga: Eddie Jones’ side battle to opening World Cup win (BBC Sport)
  • Singapore GP: Sebastian Vettel beats team-mate Charles Leclerc (BBC Sport)
  • Eddie Jones says England invoked spirit of ‘Fergie time’ for bonus-point score (The Guardian)
  • Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Joe Schmidt’s side win Rugby World Cup opener (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark (Jstor)
  • Edward Snowden in His Own Words: Why I Became a Whistle-Blower (Wired)
  • Laver Ruins in Älvsbyn V, Sweden (Atlas Obscura)
  • Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and Museum in Sugar Land, Texas (Atlas Obscura)
  • WeWork’s Wi-Fi Is Woefully Insecure (Wired)
  • The Occult Remedy the Puritans Embraced (Jstor)
  • Francis Bacon’s Preserved Art Studio in Dublin, Ireland (Atlas Obscura)
  • North America Has Lost Nearly 3 Billion Birds Since 1970 (Smithsonian)