Political Column
A spoke in the police wheel

That the image of the Police Department, one of the main instruments that extend the Government's writ countrywide, had hit a new low was cause for serious public concern this week.

5th Column
Too many things going wrong; but they’re happy as kings
Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “are we among the happiest people in the world?”
“Why do you say that, Bindu?” Bindu’s father Percy wanted to know.
“”Why, thaaththa,” Bindu said, “they say we are the happiest people in Asia and among the happiest people in the world...”
The Economic Analysis
Declining export earnings pose serious concerns
An 18 percent decline in export earnings in the first half of the year is indeed a matter of serious concern to an export dependent economy such as ours.
It’s jak, jak, when MPs from both sides play truant
Trying to decide whether the Government or the Opposition takes parliamentary business more seriously is a difficult one but going by the happenings in the legislature last week, it is clear both sides are equally slack when it comes to discharging their responsibilities as elected representatives of the people.
Focus on Rights
What is the point in having courts of law?
Where exactly does one begin to express one's outrage regarding the state of policing in Sri Lanka? One incident after another has captured the headlines these past weeks.
Inside the glass house
Not issued this week
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