Political Column
Rajapaksa rides high, victory is nigh

Six decades and a year after nationhood, it was an epochal week for Sri Lanka in many respects. The piece de resistance was Wednesday's Independence Day celebrations. Ending British colonial rule in then Ceylon, the late Prime Minister, Don Stephen Senanayake, stood on the soil of Galle Face Green on February 4, 1948 to unfurl the national flag. A young independent nation was born.

5th Column
Give me the freedom to lose, for it shall not be hearts!

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “is it true that politics is like cricket?”

The Economic Analysis
The threatening impact of the global recession
The global recession appears to be getting worse rather than better. There are few signs of improvement. What is clear is that it is threatening countries all over the world. Around the world lay offs and closures, bail outs and unemployment are the order of the day.
TNA sounds note of dissonance amidst chorus of military hurrahs
When Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Suresh Premachandran said in Parliament on Thursday that the Tamil people of this country want an “honourable” peace, he was obviously expressing the sentiments of the majority of the people of his community.
Focus on Rights
'Sisyphean' efforts and the Official Secrets Act
Sri Lankans need no reminder that we are governed by an Official Secrets Act, notwithstanding the very pedantic announcement made by the Defence Ministry this week.
Inside the glass house
Not issued on this week


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