Today’s Lanka news cloud
  • Wasantha Senanayake expelled from UNP (Daily Mirror)
  • UNP couldn’t execute its plan because of the coalition with SLFP-Eran (Republic Next)
  • SLPP says GR will revisit MCC pact (Daily FT)
  • Seven Provincial Governors supporting two main candidates (The Island)
  • Ranil confident of repeating 2015 Presidential Poll victory (Daily FT)
  • Implementing the death sentence SC extends stay order till Dec.10 (Daily Mirror)
  • Finance

  • Port City Deed handed over (Republic Next)
  • Junior inventors for a better future – IESL JIY competition winners 2019 (Daily FT)
  • Teejay’s 6-month net profit surges 75% to Rs. 1.24 b on robust Q2 growth (Daily FT)
  • Nightingale Nanda inspires winners of AIA Higher Education Scholarships (The Island)
  • Seylan Bank records Profit-After-Tax of Rs. 2,554 million in 3Q 2019 (The Island)
  • Cargills Food City celebrates 36 years of moving closer to customers by opening 400th outlet (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Making April 21 as turning point? (The Island)
  • Presidential Election: On Our Thirteen Requests (Colombo Telegraph)
  • I vote for Gota (Daily FT)
  • Doom loop of Gota’s mouthpiece (Daily FT)
  • Human Right To Quality Education: Eight Demands To All Presidential Candidates (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Playing safe with engineered vegetables (The Island)
  • World

  • Frictionless travel facilitates trade — and human trafficking (Deutsche Welle)
  • Twitter accused of censoring free speech in Kashmir (Al Jazeera English)
  • Change of regime leaves Burkina Faso disillusioned (Deutsche Welle)
  • Angela Merkel visiting India to bolster ties amid China’s growing clout (Deutsche Welle)
  • US actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77 (BBC News)
  • British fishermen battle ‘codfathers’, quotas – and Brexit delay (France 24)
  • Climate

  • Energy-Storage Costs Dropping Faster Than Expected Globally, Threatening Natural Gas (IEEFA)
  • Housing developers could be the secret weapon to improving air quality (Science Daily)
  • Decarbonising Britain’s railways demands urgent action – here’s how it could be done (The Conversation)
  • U.S. power plant retirements exceed additions by more than 1,000 MW in September (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • Rugby World Cup final: Siya Kolisi, South Africa’s first black captain & legacy of 1995 (BBC Sport)
  • England’s vision coach Dr Sherylle Calder: ‘Jones is a rugby mastermind’ (The Guardian)
  • David Warner, Steven Smith fifties build on bowlers’ good work to seal series (Cricinfo)
  • South Africa expect brains as well as brawn from England in final (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Despite their dangers, pro-anorexia forums have much to teach us (Aeon)
  • Wonder works (Aeon)
  • A robot puppet can learn to walk if it’s hooked up to human legs (MIT Tech Review)
  • DeepMind’s AI has now outcompeted nearly all human players at StarCraft II (MIT Tech Review)
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