Political Column

Fresh weapons in political war

For the two major contenders in the upcoming Presidential polls - Mahinda Rajapaksa and retired General Sarath Fonseka - the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas became the main platform. Both shot into greater national limelight after the victory.
5th Column

Hold on please, we’re drowning in muddied waters!

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedara asked, “who are you voting for at the election?”
“I am not sure, Bindu,” Bindu’s father Percy said.

The Economic Analysis
Good governance vital for economic development
Good governance is a precondition for economic development. The quality of governance plays a vital role in the economic development of countries. The need for good governance is widely recognised in today’s discourses on development.
Fonseka hailed and flayed
When President Mahinda Rajapaksa came to Parliament on May 19 last year to formally announce the final defeat of the LTTE, among the few people he named for working “tirelessly to give this war victory to the motherland” was the then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.
Focus on Rights
Are we going the 'Wayamba' way again?
Given the current violence of the pre-polls period, there is no doubt that this will only intensify in the weeks ahead. There are two key questions in this regard. First, what are the precise directives issued by the Commissioner of Elections and the Inspector General of Police to ensure freedom .......

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