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Sunday, June 03, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 01
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Political Column
  Politics of panic and confusion
  By Our Political Editor
  Politico-military issues continue to be the uppermost priority for the Mahinda Rajapaksa Administration -- as security forces in the North and Special Task Force commandos of the Police stepped up their offensives against Tiger guerrillas in the two theatres of conflict.
5th Column
  Attacks, accusations and abductions; Mahinda maama carries on…
  By Rypvanwinkle

"Thaaththa," Bindu Udagedera asked, "what should be done about all these bombs exploding every now and then?"
"As we all know," Bindu's father Percy said, "nothing much can be done about it..."

Situation Report
  Not published with this week issue
  By Iqbal Athas
The Economic Analysis
  Money crunch crushing small and medium enterprises
  By the Economist
  Small industries are facing a severe crisis. Small and medium enterprises are the most vulnerable to tight money policies. They are the first to fall when the supply of credit shrinks and the costs of borrowing rise.
Thoughts from London
  Media under threat as the business of corruption thrives
  By Neville de Silva
  A few days ago an e-mail landed in my computer from the editor-in-chief of the Post-Courier published in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. He had written to the Small Newspaper Information Exchange started by the Commonwealth Press Union in London and managed by Professor Mark Pearson, head of journalism at the Bond University in Queensland, Australia to alert members to a new situation there.
Issue of the week
  Not published with this week issue
  By Ameen Izzadeen
Focus on Rights
  Hauling editors before parliament
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

The recent exchange of words between the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the main opposition party, the United National Party on the refusal by certain newspapers in this country, to publish parts of speeches made by both the Opposition leader and the Chief Government Whip in relation to the recent judgment by the Supreme Court curtailing the privileges of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, raises some interesting questions.

  Not published with this week issue
  By Chandani Kirinde, Our Lobby Correspondent
Inside the glass house
  Deeper and deeper into Iraq quagmire and more
  By Thalif Deen at the united nations
  NEW YORK - When Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on 20 July 1969, scores of children born worldwide on that day were baptized with the US astronaut's first name, perhaps as a gesture commemorating his monumental achievement.
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