Political Column
Problems in Cherry Blossom land

It was noon Saturday (September 5) when Air Traffic Controllers at Japan's Narita International Airport cleared Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 454 to land. The Airbus A-330 taxied to a halt at an arrival gate in Terminal 2.

5th Column
A nation of convicts, with no barriers
“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is the best country to visit these days?”
“I think it must be Britain, Bindu...” Bindu’s father Percy suggested.
The Economic Analysis
Tea and rubber prices bounce back: signs of recovery in tourism
Three vital areas of the economy are showing signs of a rebound. Tea, the country’s main agricultural export is experiencing a price uptrend that is likely to continue into 2010.
Govt. side in flap over JVPer’s life jacket demo
While the buzz in Parliament last week was about the JVP’s decision not to support the extension of the emergency after supporting it since its inception four years ago, a lone JVP MP managed to cause a stir by smuggling in a life jacket and some fishing gear into the Chamber much to the anger of government members.
Focus on Rights
The collective conscience of the silent majority
Scrutinizing the Tissainayagam judgment this week indicates two primary points that define current parameters in regard to freedom of expression in general and freedom of the press in particular in Sri Lanka.
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