Political Column
Advanced general elections post-Kilinochchi

It was arguably one of his biggest moments of glory since President Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa took to politics 38 years ago.

5th Column
Hail the conquering hero! But it’s not over till it’s over!

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this talk about a cabinet reshuffle?”

Situation Report
Prabha's day-dream turns into Tiger nightmare

It was past 12.30 pm on Friday when Major General Jagath Dias, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Army's 57 Division, reached out to a secure telephone to give the Commander of the Army, Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka the good news. Troops have entered Kilinochchi bringing to a close a three-pronged thrust.

Thoughts from London
No help from the divine
Tamil Nadu’s quarrelling politicians seem to have been abandoned even by the gods. Each time the southern State’s chief minister goes into his hostage-taking mode and demands that India’s central government send its external affairs minister to punish the Sri Lanka Government, something intervenes to divert attention away from Colombo.
The Economic Analysis
The global recession: Causes, consequences and cure
The world is confused about the global economy. Never in recent times have economists been puzzled so much as about the causes of the global recession and what should be done. At first it was attributed to the sub-prime property market and the excessive ending for real estate.
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Focus on Rights
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Inside the glass house
UN member states lack courage to stop Israel

The massacre in Gaza, where more than 400 Palestinians have been killed by US-supplied fighter planes in retaliation for rocket fire by Hamas killing four Israelis, has reinforced a longstanding truism.

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