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Sunday, June 10, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 02
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Political Column
  Not published with this week issue
  By Our Political Editor
5th Column
  Deals and dislodging done at crack of doom
  By Rypvanwinkle

"Thaaththa," Bindu Udagedera asked, "what is all this fuss about human rights?" "Why, Bindu," Bindu's father Percy asked, "who is talking about human rights?" "Why, thaaththa," Bindu said, "everyone is making such a fuss about human rights these days..."

Situation Report
  Not published with this week issue
  By Iqbal Athas
The Economic Analysis
  Safeguarding and improving country’s social development imperatives
  By the Economist
  Controversy abounds on the economic growth rate achieved in recent years, particularly the growth rate for 2006. This is quite apart from the differences of 7.2, 7.4 and 7.7 that the three government institutions, the Department of Census and Statistics, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Finance have come up with for last year.
Thoughts from London
  Insensitive acts that blacken our already tarred image
  By Neville de Silva
  They must be incredibly naïve or supremely confident that whatever the world thinks about them makes not an iota of a difference. How else does one account for the insensitive if not unpardonable happenings in Colombo early on Thursday morning.
Issue of the week
  Another Bush legacy: Return to arms race
  By Ameen Izzadeen
  George W. Bush is doing it again - dragging the world towards another conflagration. He fired the first shot, paving the way for the possible return of the Cold War that had kept the world divided into two power blocs for four decades until the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s.
Focus on Rights
  Not published with this week issue
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena


  Hullabaloo in House as the hunt for lodgers begins
  By Chandani Kirinde, Our Lobby Correspondent
  An emotional Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna district MP Suresh Premachandran raised a very pertinent question in Parliament from the government on Thursday on behalf of his fellow legislators from the north and east. “Are we citizens of Sri Lanka or do you want us to go back to the north and east?” he asked.
Inside the glass house
  Bangladesh fights corruption, But Britain covers it up
  By Thalif Deen at the united nations
  NEW YORK - A military-backed civilian government in Bangladesh has been cracking down on corrupt officials and crooked politicians with a vengeance. When one of the arrested politicians was asked why he did not declare his ownership of several luxury villas and at least six high-priced sports utility vehicles (SUVs), he is quoted as saying: "Well, I forgot."
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