Political Column

Reign of terror by ruling- party mafia politicos

The New Year dawns with some dim forebodings for Sri Lankans in many spheres of activity. Two years and seven months after the defeat of terrorist violence, one of the sectors which revived by leaps and bounds was tourism. Arrivals rose and resorts are continuing to mushroom countrywide.
5th Column

Finding answers to a comedy of errors

The court of King Kekille was in session. The King wanted to find out who was to blame for the mistakes in the Advanced Level examination results. There were many accused: the Commissioner of Examinations, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, the Senior Tuition Master in charge of education, the Seeni Boley in charge of higher education and the Junior Tuition Master who had just joined the team.

The Economic Analysis
Short-term prospects and long-term perspectives
Global economic conditions will determine to a large extent Sri Lanka's economic performance in 2012. Although global economic developments are beyond the country's control, appropriate responses could mitigate their adverse impacts.
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Focus on Rights
Using the LLRC report as a consensus mechanism
A careful and sober reading of the Report of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) reveals its many complexities when weighed against the current political ethos. Gradually, the responses to this Report are bound to be far more measured rather than starkly divided between those who unhesitatingly support its contents and those who, just as unequivocally, dismiss the same.
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Cabraal protected like millions of rupees

Holidaymakers in a crowded resort in Trincomalee, one morning this week, found the quietness of the area suddenly being disturbed by the whir of engines in the sky. Soon they saw a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopter touch down in the open land adjoining the star-class resort.

Double Take
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