Political Column

Crisis after crisis here and abroad

It seems a case of literally falling from the frying pan to the fire for the UPFA government this week. For months now, it has been plagued by the fallout from the report of the UN Advisory Panel of Experts on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. In its wake came Britain's Channel 4 video titled Sri Lanka's Killing Fields. The multi-pronged official responses to the issues raised by them, though contradictory, have dominated the local media much more than it should have those abroad.
5th Column

It’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth

My dear Sanga,

It was only three months ago that I wrote to you last and that was just after the World Cup final but I thought I must write to you again after hearing the stirring speech you made at Lord’s this week.

The Economic Analysis
Current imperatives in understanding the multi dimensional issues of poverty
Poverty is the most intractable problem. Despite economic growth poverty persists at an unacceptable level in many countries and has many manifestations. Overall national statistics do not capture the full range and variety of poverty conditions that are prevalent as poverty is a multifaceted and multidimensional issue.
Lanka a Shangri-La to its people
It seems this Government likes to reward wrongdoers and punish those who attempt to expose corruption and malpractices, as some Opposition MPs alleged in Parliament last week. A case in point is the decision to send former Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya as Ambassador to Brazil, after all the gregarious claims by some government politicians,
Focus on Rights
Not issued on this week
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Bogols' theory on relatives

Former foreign minister Rohitha Bogollagama has sent us the following letter in response to our last week's Café story titled 'Diplomatic outlaws and illegitimate ads'.

From the sidelines
Not issued on this week


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