Political Column

Govt. declares war on Fonseka

War is an extension of politics, said Carl von Clausewitz, the 17th century military historian and theorist in his treatise On War (Vom Kriege). Compulsory reading for any officer in the military, his work is shaped not only by pure military considerations but also by his strong interests in art, science and education.
5th Column

Elections! Oh, they enliven people’s dull lives

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this fuss about the election?”
“Why, Bindu,” Bindu’s father Percy said, “the election will be held in January, so there is no reason to worry about that...”

The Economic Analysis
Elections: A setback to economic resurgence
The elections next year are a setback to an economic resurgence. The future pace and momentum of economic development is now quite uncertain. Most of the uncertainty has been created by the impending presidential elections that are likely to be followed y a general election.
Not issued with this week
Focus on Rights
Mega corruption and an election
When a Right to Information Law was drafted over the course of several months in 2003 by a team headed by then Attorney General, Mr KC Kamalasabeyson, PC (one of the lamentably few in recent decades who held that post with a measure of commitment to do the best he could in undoubtedly difficult times) and comprising representatives from government ministries as well as media groups, it is no secret that a clause in regard to whistle blowing was pushed into the draft with considerable difficulty.

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