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Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19
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Political Column
  Wedding bells and warning bells
  By Our Political Editor
  The shocks, one after another, could not have come at a worst time for former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. She had returned from a meeting of the Bill Clinton Foundation in New York hurriedly last week.
5th Column
  Lots of water has flown under the bridge- since 2003
  By Rypvanwinkle

My Dear Bandula,

Situation Report
  If you tell the truth, you will be damned
  By Iqbal Athas
  Last week's account on this page, headlined 'HEAVY CASUALTIES AS BATTLES IN THE NORTH INTENSIFY," appears to have triggered off a State-backed hate campaign against me. The first response came from the newly appointed Military Spokesman, Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, who heads the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS).
The Economic Analysis
  Vital to get economic fundamentals right
  By the Economist
  Last week’s column discussed how several favourable developments in the international finances of the country had failed to stabilise the exchange rate. The explanation we offered was that the weaknesses in the country’s economic fundamentals such as the large fiscal deficit, high rate of inflation, huge public debt and its foreign debt component were having adverse influences on exchange rate expectations.
Thoughts from London
  Missing a trick or two in the Rajapaksa strategy
  By Neville de Silva

President Rajapaksa's journey across the United States has, quite naturally, been applauded by the state media as a success. However, he has taken stick from other sections of the media for engaging in what they have seen an extravaganza that was unlikely to produce any tangible results that would benefit the country.

Issue of the week
  Not issued with this week issue
  By Ameen Izzadeen
Focus on Rights
  What ails the psc report on the 17th Amendment?
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

It is indisputably this country's folly that even when positive exercises emerge with great difficulty out of the morass of negativity that constitutes governance in Sri Lanka today, they are fated to lapse into failure with scarcely a whimper apart from a few columns of newspaper space, a stream of letters to the editor or some minutes of broadcasting time.

  Not issued with this week issue
  By Chandani Kirinde, Our Lobby Correspondent
Inside the glass house
  Not issued with this week issue
  By Thalif Deen at the united nations
  Both turn the page to Sinhala Only
  By J.S. Tissainayagam
  The UNP's official statement (28 September) sets down party policy on a negotiated political solution to Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict. However, after pointedly stating "we must oppose separatism, terrorism requires a military response" and the CFA "must be amended taking into account the .....
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