Lanka Briefly for 26/09/19

  • Gota, an exemplary military man: Kamal Gunaratne (Daily Mirror)
  • Mangala gives Rs. 120 b salary boost to public sector (Daily FT)
  • UNP to nominate Sajith as presidential candidate on conditions (Daily Mirror)
  • One Galle Face opens doors to public from 8 Nov. (Daily FT)
  • Govt. should continue with prudent policies and reforms: IMF (Daily FT)
  • 45,000 affected by the heavy rains (Daily Mirror)
  • Presidential candidate Stage set for Sajith’s nomination (Daily Mirror)
  • Salary anomalies won’t be rectified just yet (Daily Mirror)
  • Finance

  • Brandix declared Sri Lanka’s ‘Exporter of the Year’ (The Island)
  • Huawei adds Ascend-based Atlas series products and Cloud services to its full-stack all-scenario AI solutions (The Island)
  • CINEC Campus launches employability excellence Business Management Degree in Marketing (The Island)
  • Supra Foreign Employment Agency bags BWIO Business Excellence Gold (The Island)
  • Most sectors witness declines on CSE (The Island)
  • SriLankan Engineering welcomes its latest customer Air Seychelles (The Island)
  • Visa launches payments security roadmap for Sri Lanka (The Island)
  • British Cosmetics CEO wins WIM ‘Top 50’ Award for Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur 2019 (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Why the educated voter will be feared (Daily Mirror)
  • To be UNP’s candidate PM lays down tough conditions for Sajith (Daily Mirror)
  • Democracy and selection of presidential candidates: Clock is ticking for the UNP (Daily FT)
  • Doctors, why hold poor patients to ransom (Daily Mirror)
  • A Bovine Comedy – A fable (Daily FT)
  • The tail wagging the dog: The President insists he is the kingmaker (Daily FT)
  • Should our priority be to elect the same type of PM/president and expect different results? Part 2 (Daily FT)
  • It’s the season of ‘bluffoonery’ (Daily Mirror)
  • World

  • Israel president tasks Netanyahu to form new government: Report (Al Jazeera English)
  • Dissecting phone call behind Trump impeachment push (BBC News)
  • Boris Johnson returns to parliament he unlawfully suspended (Al Jazeera English)
  • Supreme Court was wrong, Johnson tells MPs (BBC News)
  • Angry Commons exchanges over Parliament suspension (BBC News)
  • Donald Trump asked Ukraine President to investigate Joe Biden, phone call summary shows (ABC News)
  • Trump call details that sparked impeachment inquiry released (BBC News)
  • New Zealand student dead in room for weeks (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Labour’s Green New Deal is among the most radical in the world – but can it be done by 2030? (The Conversation)
  • Could climate change fuel the rise of right-wing nationalism? (The Conversation)
  • ‘This report is a wake-up call’: UN panel issues climate change warning (ABC News)
  • Fact check: Renewable energy (ABC News)
  • Sports

  • Mohamed Salah: Egyptian FA moves to diffuse Liverpool striker row (BBC Sport)
  • World Athletics Championships 2019: Team Ingebrigtsen – not your average Norwegian family (BBC Sport)
  • Liverpool: Anfield chief executive Peter Moore says Reds ‘back on our perch’ (BBC Sport)
  • England v USA: Eddie Jones confident his side will deal with Rugby World Cup short turnaround (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby World Cup: Australia’s Reece Hodge banned for three weeks after tackle on Fiji’s Peceli Yato (BBC Sport)
  • BCCI replaces suspended Zimbabwe with Sri Lanka for T20I series in India (Cricinfo)
  • Naomi Osaka: Comedy duo ‘A Masso’ apologise for ‘bleach’ comments (BBC Sport)
  • Uruguay’s shock win over Fiji was our greatest – this is how we did it (The Guardian)

  • Further reading

  • Holy relics and celebrity mementos put heaven within reach (Aeon)
  • Sex on the brain (Aeon)
  • Rewley Road Swing Bridge in Oxford, England (Atlas Obscura)
  • Santiago Carbonell Foundation-Museum in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico (Atlas Obscura)
  • Global sea levels are rising even faster than predicted, warns the UN’s climate committee (MIT Tech Review)
  • Google has released a giant database of deepfakes to help fight deepfakes (MIT Tech Review)
  • Selling Slashers to Teen Girls (Jstor)
  • The Question of Race in Beowulf (Jstor)