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Vol. 41 - No 19
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Political Column
  Who wants what in new alliance?
  By Our Political Editor
The trouble started this Tuesday with the UNP's Working Committee meeting. The items on top of the agenda went off smoothly with Sarathchandra Rajakaruna, Sarath Ranawake and Lakshman Kiriella being inducted into the party's highest policy making body.
5th Column
  Green and blue: The political glue
  By Rypvanwinkle
Thaaththa," Bindu Udagedera asked, "what is all this talk about a historic agreement?" Bindu Udagedera asked.
Situation Report
  Govt. sticks to its guns
  By Iqbal Athas
As Eelam War IV rages, the 1687-day-old ceasefire has become the biggest casualty. Whether it would succumb to more severe strains in the coming days and weeks, despite rising hopes in the public mind about immediate peace talks, is now the critical question.
Thoughts from London
  Those in glass houses shouldn’t shed their clothes
  By Neville De Silva
President Rajapaksa’s address to our heads of diplomatic missions might have had something of the resonance of Ranasinghe Premadasa but not his panache nor his venom.
Issue of the week
  Nuclear hypocrisy: Let’s learn to live with a nuclear North Korea and Iran
  By Ameen Izzadeen
Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Il bluffing? In recent years, he has boasted of his country achieving nuclear capability.
The Economic Analysis
  Silver linings in the economic clouds
  By the Economist
Three recent developments have generated optimism in the country's economic outlook. These are the decline in the international oil price, the apparent success of the government on the war front and the move of the two main political parties to arrive at a consensus on national issues.
The Lobby
  JVP barking up the wrong tree: Kiriella
  By Chandani Kirinde Our Lobby Correspondent
Norway bashing seems to be the favourite past time of JVP politicians and they made plenty of it on the subject both in and outside Parliament last week while TNA parliamentarians continued with their somewhat silent “satyagraha” but the government though did not appear to be listening to either side.
Focus on right
  Ensuring the credible processes of justice rather than doublespeak'
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena
During the wave of state terror in response to attempts to overthrow the State by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in the eighties (accompanied as it was by an increasingly grim Northern conflict), government resistance to international scrutiny was at its height.
Inside the glass house
  The nuclear debate: From U.Thant to Ban Ki-moon
  NEW YORK - When U. Thant of Burma (now Myanmar) was the first -- and last -- Asian Secretary-General of the United Nations during 1961-1971, the former Burmese ambassador was described as modest and low-keyed compared to his high-profile predecessor Sweden's Dag Hammarskjold, who died in a plane crash in the Congo in 1961.
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