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Sunday, July 29, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 09
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Political Column
  Govt., Opposition head for showdown
  By Our Political Editor
What stands between success and failure in Sri Lankan politics often is fear. Unlike votes that make a politician win and his rival lose, the fear factor can be quite different. Fear and the resultant anxiety can make all of them winners or losers. It is a phenomenon that does not afflict only one side.
5th Column
  Sweet tunes of jayaMangala might be too noisy for others
  By Rypvanwinkle

My Dear Green Man,

Situation Report
  Security forces to control Eastern development
  By Iqbal Athas
New political alignments and a noticeable shift in the public mood have not deterred the Government from focusing greater attention on the one time battle zones of the East and the impending theatre of battles in the North. In the East where the Government claims that the Tiger guerrillas "have been completely driven away,"....
The Economic Analysis
  Talks of change have no effect on infiltrated inflation
  By the Economist
There is a continuing optimism in the Central Bank that inflation will go away. Whatever be the current rate of inflation the prediction is that there would be a downtrend shortly. The common man who faces the reality of increasing prices day-in-day-out can hardly be convinced with....
Thoughts from London
  Speaking in one voice or a Babel’s tower
  By Neville de Silva
  Early this month the secretary to the president informed heads of ministries that in principle all communications with foreign governments should be cleared through the foreign ministry. In his circular to ministry secretaries, Lalith Weeratunge cited Article 41 (2) which reads: .......
Issue of the week
  Not issued with this week issue
  By Ameen Izzadeen
Focus on Rights
  Collusion of medical professionals in torture
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

This week's three year suspension of a Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) as a result of medical negligence regarding the cruel and inhuman treatment of a suspect by the Payagala police, is a rare case in point of disciplinary standards being strictly enforced by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

  Not issued with this week issue
  By Chandani Kirinde, Our Lobby Correspondent
Inside the glass house
  North Korea, South Korea: Talking peace, talking tough
  By Thalif Deen at the united nations
South and North Korea, which have maintained a love-hate relationship ever since their military confrontation over 57 years ago, are two neighbouring countries leading contrasting lifestyles: one affluent and the other perpetually poverty-stricken.
  Paduwankarai: Panic-stricken people are yet to.....
  By J.S.Tissanayagam
During the entirety of the of the military's campaign to clear the East of the LTTE, a refrain on the lips of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his supporters was that the area was being liberated from the clutches of a murderous, fascist organisation. The campaign, spanning about one year, was concluded officially - and symbolically - with the capture of Toppigala, and resulted in immense losses in both lives and property.
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