Political Column
‘World’ pressure grows; Lanka won't bow

The news of the change of plans for an important diplomatic encounter between Colombo and New Delhi arrived only night before.

5th Column
Eat more grass and turn green before the next election!

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this fuss about the election?”

The Economic Analysis
At least now, the CB admits it’s a loan
The first instalment of relief for the country’s balance of payments is expected shortly. According to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka the negotiations for the stand-by facility of US$ 1.9 billion, “which has been sought by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from the IMF”, has according to the Central Bank, “now reached an advanced level of finalization.
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
What would be worthy of celebration?
In the inevitable passing of time and despite whatever elections are held, it is safe to conclude that the plight of ordinary people in this country will not change.
Inside the glass house
The gruesome truth: Children used as human bombs

In the United States, some parents unabashedly make a public display of their child's academic achievements on a bumper sticker in the family car which proudly claims: "My son is an honour student at public school 187." But most Americans dismiss such gross displays of unmitigated pride as being "tacky"-- showing poor taste.

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