Political Column

Fonseka may be stripped of stars

At forenoon last Thursday, retired General Sarath Fonseka had a visitor. It was at the heavily-guarded Navy Headquarters annexe where he is confined. Major General Crishantha Silva, the Military Secretary, was to convey to him officially that he would have to face a General Court Martial. He wanted to hand over a set of documents including .........
5th Column

Hankering for two-thirds to make it a better place

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedara asked, “how much is two thirds of two hundred and twenty five?”
“That would be a hundred and fifty,” Bindu’s father Percy answered, “but why do you ask?”

The Economic Analysis

The struggle to trigger a flow of foreign investment

There was a strong expectation that foreign investments would flow in soon after the end of the war. Minister Sarath Amunugama expressed this expectation when he said: “Terrorism and the security threats were largely contributing to the loss of investments in the past.

Oh to be an MP even for three hours with perks and all

It wasn’t all over for Sri Lanka’s present set of parliamentarians despite the dissolution of the House in early February. They were given the opportunity last Tuesday, to become MPs once again when the House was re-convened to debate and pass the emergency regulations.
Focus on Rights

Tales of victims in Sri Lanka

Some thirteen days before International Women's Day passed by with nary a whimper this year except the usual familiar events and tired speeches to ceremonially mark the day, a nine year old girl was raped in the East allegedly by soldiers attached to a nearbye army camp.

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