Lanka Briefly for 24/09/19

  • Seventh annual Cyber Security Summit kicks off today: CEO Forum tomorrow (Daily FT)
  • AG asks PSC to inquire into leaked phone recording between SG and Avant Garde Chairman (Daily FT)
  • PM backs decisive private sector role in future of tourism (Daily FT)
  • PSC report on Easter Sunday carnage to be presented next month (The Island)
  • Group of Lankan refugees seek Indian citizenship (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies to be unveiled on Wednesday (Daily FT)
  • International Epidemiological Assoc. holds its 1st South Asia meeting in Colombo (The Island)
  • Flood warnings issued for several areas (The Island)
  • Finance

  • August inflation rises to 3.4% (Daily FT)
  • International Chamber of Commerce releases ‘Incoterms 2020’ (Daily FT)
  • Stock Market continues its sluggish movement (The Island)
  • Alpha partners global market leaders in office and security solutions (Daily FT)
  • CA Sri Lanka’s 40th National Conference to restore confidence, chartered accountants’ spark (Daily FT)
  • HNB recognised as a winner in the Top Workplaces in Asia (The Island)
  • New British HC meets Malik (Daily FT)
  • Cargills Bank appoints Ranjit Page as chairman (The Island)
  • Opinion

  • The Return of Burka (Daily Mirror)
  • Monkeys in the Capital (Daily Mirror)
  • Sri Lanka dressing up for the wrong bride (Daily FT)
  • Another look at Russia-Lanka foreign policy: An unwavering 60 years of diplomacy (Daily FT)
  • Choosing the 7th executive president: Once bitten many times shy (Daily FT)
  • Did I go wrong about Sajith ? (Daily Mirror)
  • Bangladesh Assessing impact of climate change (Daily Mirror)
  • Unplanned garbage disposal contributes towards country’s bankruptcy (Daily FT)
  • World

  • ‘Hundreds detained’ after rare Egypt protests (BBC News)
  • Some Joint List members reject Benny Gantz endorsement (Al Jazeera English)
  • Hundreds of India villages drown as Narmada dam water level rises (Al Jazeera English)
  • US parents mourn hot car death of ‘miracle baby’ (BBC News)
  • UN climate summit to open without key leaders (BBC News)
  • Court to rule on Parliament suspension on Tuesday (BBC News)
  • ‘Revolutionary’ new class of cancer drugs approved (BBC News)
  • Are teen influencers being exploited? (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Climate change protests: ‘Rebellion’ is next (ABC News)
  • Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’? (The Conversation)
  • Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing (The Conversation)
  • Australian climate striker, 15, takes fight to New York (ABC News)
  • Sports

  • Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari will be ‘very hard to beat’ (BBC Sport)
  • Jonny Bairstow left out of England squad – Sibley, Crawley, Parkinson & Mahmood called up (BBC Sport)
  • Israel Folau: Sacked Australia star returns to rugby league with Tonga (BBC Sport)
  • Virat Kolhi: India captain close to ban after Beuran Hendricks clash (BBC Sport)
  • Wales 43-14 Georgia: Warren Gatland’s men open World Cup campaign with six-try win (BBC Sport)
  • Best Fifa Football Awards: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Virgil van Dijk? (BBC Sport)
  • Best Fifa Football Awards: Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe or Alex Morgan? (BBC Sport)
  • Spurs ‘soft’, Man Utd ‘dismal’ – Alan Shearer on why Leicester can make top four (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Love. Love. Love. (Aeon)
  • The well-educated person (Aeon)
  • Industrial London’s Maternal Child Abductors (Jstor)
  • The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is now in the Bitcoin business (MIT Tech Review)
  • The Controversial Core of the Clean Water Act (Jstor)
  • Hofpavillon Hietzing in Vienna, Austria (Atlas Obscura)
  • Burton Street Community Peace Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina (Atlas Obscura)
  • How the ‘Blonde Rattlesnake’ Stirred Public Fascination With Female Accomplices (Smithsonian)