Lanka Briefly for 25/09/19

  • Prime Minister Chief Guest today at Most Admired Companies Awards (Daily FT)
  • Dhammika designs ‘SL 2030: A Developed Nation’ (Daily FT)
  • Ranil says aye to Sajith (Daily FT)
  • Public Service Commission interdicts Solicitor General (Daily FT)
  • President’s Counsel underscores Gotabaya’s role in obstructing flawed constitutional making process (The Island)
  • Desperate bid to prevent flooding of Parliament (The Island)
  • CNN’s Quest warns of three challenges to future of tourism (Daily FT)
  • Minister Kiriella justifies backdoor appointments for party supporters (The Island)
  • Finance

  • Seylan Bank improves customer convenience with cheque deposit kiosks (The Island)
  • Ajith Fernando wins AIA Legend Award (The Island)
  • Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka wins high acclaim (The Island)
  • Riu Macroeconomy Series: Report focusing on excise taxation and a case study on tobacco taxation (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka’s most admired companies to be unveiled today (The Island)
  • Sri Lanka-Canada Business Council holds 28th AGM (Daily FT)
  • Embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul welcomes defense delegation from Staff College, Sapugaskanda (The Island)
  • Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka wins four awards at National Convention on Quality and Productivity 2019 (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Let’s put ourselves in Ranil’s shoes ! (Daily Mirror)
  • The bane of Sri Lanka’s politics! (Daily Mirror)
  • The best candidate among all the contenders for the presidency? (Daily FT)
  • Should our priority be to elect the same type of PM/president and expect different results? Part 1 (Daily FT)
  • What role will Fake news, hate speech play in elections? (Daily Mirror)
  • Shameless Abolition – EDITORIAL (Daily Mirror)
  • To the polls again… (Daily FT)
  • Economic policies must address external sector risks facing the Sri Lankan economy (Daily FT)
  • World

  • Batman shooting family ‘horrified’ by Joker film (BBC News)
  • Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules (BBC News)
  • Thomas Cook collapse: German airline seeks help (BBC News)
  • Rainforest belongs to us, says Brazil’s leader (BBC News)
  • Trump impeachment calls grow over Ukraine call (BBC News)
  • British MPs to return to work as Johnson faces calls to resign (Al Jazeera English)
  • Emmys apologise for ‘in memoriam’ mix-up (BBC News)
  • Boris Johnson misled the Queen by asking her to suspend Parliament. Will he survive it? (ABC News)
  • Climate

  • Revealed: how underwater plants and corals can help animals survive marine heatwaves (The Conversation)
  • Climate change: ‘It is more and more important to engage with non-state actors.’ (ABC News)
  • Explainer: why phenology is key in tracking climate change (The Conversation)
  • A sense of climate crisis now haunts stories which aren’t even about the environment (The Conversation)
  • Sports

  • Carabao Cup third round – Man City, Spurs & Arsenal in action (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Fittest 55-year-old’ Nigel Benn to make boxing comeback (BBC Sport)
  • Carabao Cup: Man Utd’s Paul Pogba to return against Rochdale (BBC Sport)
  • Andy Murray beats Tennys Sandgren at Zhuhai Championships (BBC Sport)
  • No more financial rewards for teams visiting Pakistan – PCB chairman Ehsan Mani (Cricinfo)
  • Wallabies can expect aerial assault after Wales show hand at Rugby World Cup (The Guardian)
  • Rugby World Cup: How Japan 2019 host town Kamaishi is using event to rebuild after tsunami (BBC Sport)
  • Russia 9-34 Samoa: Strong second half sees Samoa clinch bonus-point win (BBC Sport)

  • Further reading

  • Woman of ideas (Aeon)
  • A sage on the ward (Aeon)
  • Dead Birds, Data Mining, and Dark Matter (Jstor)
  • Whistleblowing: A Primer (Jstor)
  • The Norrington Room in Oxford, England (Atlas Obscura)
  • Here’s what quantum supremacy does—and doesn’t—mean for computing (MIT Tech Review)
  • How to Get Evangelicals to Care About Climate Change – Facts So Romantic (Nautilus)
  • Facebook is buying a startup that makes a wristband to control computers with a twitch (MIT Tech Review)