Political Column
Public groan likely after loan

Folklore has it that the five blind men who touched an elephant had five different descriptions of what the animal looked like. One who felt the leg was to say that the pachyderm resembled a tree whilst another who touched the stomach thought it was like a wall. The story goes on with the rest describing it differently.

5th Column
He stole a march on them with a stolen generation
“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedara asked, “what is all this fuss about elephants?”
“I would expect some fuss about elephants, Bindu, this being the Kandy perahera season...” Bindu’s father Percy said.
The Economic Analysis
The futile continuing controversy on the IMF
The granting of the IMF stand-by facility has once again brought out the lack of understanding on the reasons for the IMF loan and the rationale for conditions on which the loan is given.
Not issued this week
Focus on Rights
Collapsing bridges and collapsing public trust
The unsafe construction of more than 40% of the 73 bridges, (as disclosed by a recent survey conducted by the Universities of Peradeniya and Moratuwa), on the much hyped Southern Expressway is yet another glaring indicator of the staggering extent of corruption in regard to Sri Lanka's major development projects.
Inside the glass house
Not issued this week
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