Political Column

Lapses in lifting of Emergency

A five-year long state of emergency, which saw the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas, ended midnight Tuesday closing a historic and sometimes controversial chapter in the country's history.
5th Column

Elections! Oh, it’s déjà vu all over again

“Thaaththa,” Bindu Udagedera asked, “what is all this excitement about the big match?”
“What big match are you referring to?” Bindu’s father Percy was puzzled, “I thought big matches were played at the beginning of the year…”

The Economic Analysis
Trade gap swelling to unprecedented levels
The trade deficit is rising to alarming proportions this year. In the first half of this year the trade deficit grew to US$ 4250 million. This is larger than the trade deficit of US$ 3122 million for the full year in 2009 and is as much as 82 per cent of the large trade deficit of US$ 5205 million in 2010.
Not issued on this week
Focus on Rights
Of the legal process and public accountability
There is an unbearably laconic flavour to the way in which this Government treats Sri Lanka’s Constitution, the law and mandatory legal conditions. In recent days, this unhappy fact has been emphasized even more obviously than in the past.
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Girl led rag on MR at Law College

A visit to the Law College in Hulftsdorp not only made President Mahinda Rajapaksa nostalgic but also recall his student days as a member of the 100th intake. After a brief ceremony where he was conferred the title "Voharadithipathi," he took a walk around the College

From the Sidelines
Colombo is up for grabs – question is, by whom?
With the campaign for the Colombo Municipal Council election gathering momentum, the subject of land acquisitions and sales in Colombo has rather unexpectedly hijacked the debate. The media attention on this issue was probably not in the UPFA’s campaign script.


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