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Sunday March 2, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 40
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Political Column
  Mahinda-Ranil talks: Bubble and babel
  By Our Political Editor
  United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians, 32 of them to be precise, gathered in a beach resort in the southern town of Ahungalla, on Wednesday and Thursday to ponder over the formulation of a national policy. Seven of them did not attend. But for those who did, it was a gala event culminating in a 'surprise' birthday party thrown in for .....
5th Column
  They woo one another-while we wallow in the wilderness!
  By Rypvanwinkle

"Thaaththa", Bindu Udagedera asked, "what is all this fuss about our cricketers?"

Situation Report
  Modera bomb house: The explosive truth
  By Iqbal Athas
  At a top-level security conference on Thursday, reports of increased Tiger guerrilla activity in the Modera area of Colombo city became the subject of discussion. However, none thought that the next day, the Police were going to unravel the activities of a man who had planned to unleash violence on a large scale. He blew himself up but the story is still unfolding.
The Economic Analysis
  Facts, figures and misconceptions on the economy
  By the Economist
  Anyone can say anything on the economy and get away. This applies to important persons in high places and even institutions charged with the responsibility of giving correct information and giving advice to the government. In the latter case it is not ignorance of the facts but their interpretation.
Focus on Rights
  Deliberations on illusionary political change
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

In Thailand last week for a short working session with its National Human Rights Commission, (which I must say, has been performing far better under stress than its counterpart in Sri Lanka though ......

Inside the glass house
  Liechtenstein dirty money shows the West is also corrupt
  By Thalif Deen at the united nations
  As anecdotes go, it's the story of an African prime minister who walks into one of the leading Swiss banks for an appointment with the chief executive officer (CEO). The bank, based in Geneva, was known primarily for its highly secretive numbered accounts ......
  Eastern polls and faltering moves towards pacification
  By J.S. Tissainayagam
  There is growing consensus today that what drives the forthcoming local government elections in the Batticaloa District is the need for at least a veneer of legitimacy for the government's military pacification in the East.
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