Political Column

The Fonseka factor excites Rajapaksa Govt.

For President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the daily schedule in the past days has been punishing. He dashed from town to town, village to village in an Air Force VIP helicopter. His ministers and UPFA stalwarts assigned specific sectors for yesterday's Southern Provincial elections, were all on the ground and busy.
5th Column

We’re sickening tired of your Hillaryous remarks

My Dear Hillary,

I thought I must write to you because you seem to be in the news always-and that too about Sri Lanka-and getting involved in one controversy after another.

The Economic Analysis
Inflation figures: Facts and fiction
The good news for consumers is that prices are coming down. That is not quite correct, but it is this tricky statistic that confuses people. When the Central Bank announced that “Inflation falls further to a five years’ low of 0.7%”, it did not mean that prices are coming down.
Emergency debate loses sting as money talk generates heat
The debate on the extension of the state of emergency in Parliament took a backseat on Thursday, with heated arguments on the Vote on Account and today’s Southern Provincial Council elections dominating the proceedings.
Focus on Rights
Convenient bogeys and the real fear
Some months back, these column spaces carried a reflection titled 'Why is the Government so terrified of the 17th Amendment (to the Constitution)?" (see The Sunday Times, 'Focus on Rights, 8 March 2009).

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