Political Column

The Rajapaksa thunderbolt

At Tuesday's polls, the final count showed that Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa rode on a tidal wave of voter support to victory and continues as Sri Lanka's sixth President.
5th Column

My destination made it worth the while

My Dear Mahinda Maama,

The Economic Analysis

Continuity and change in economic policies

The country has given a decisive victory to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Although economic policies were not the central issues that determined the election result, there was an implicit endorsement of the Mahinda Chintana polices.

Not issued with this week

Focus on Rights

His face said it

Quite apart from the frenzied allegations and counter allegations that have now come to dominate much of public talk on Sri Lanka's Presidential Elections this Tuesday, one profoundly pathetic image dominates my mind, putting into doubt the very basis on which I will decide whether or not to exercise my vote in future elections in this country.

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