Political Column

Elections 2010: All betel for the New Year?

The cloth banner on the wall said it all. The left side bore a mug shot of retired General Sarath Fonseka. On the right was a full image of him in Army ceremonial uniform. The middle bore the legend Prajatantrawadi Jathika Peramuna (Democratic National Alliance) with a cross marked against the party's symbol, a trophy.
5th Column

Living another life, in the garb of a politico

My Dear Sanath, I thought I must write to you after I saw you on television handing over nominations for the forthcoming elections from your hometown in Matara. Although I confess I was not surprised, I must say I was disappointed.

The Economic Analysis

The IMF dilemma: To give or not to give

American President Harry Truman once called upon several eminent economists to advise him on the economic problems of the country. They all said that, on the one hand, if you did this it would have this effect but on the other hand, if you did the alternative it would have this effect.

Not issued with this week

Focus on Rights

The sins of the present and of the past

There are people who question from me as to why the individual anger on the part of some and the collective fury of many others is directed in good conscience against the rights violations of the current administration when surely, there have been comparable (or as some would argue, even worse) sinners in the past.

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