At no time before has any Government prosecuting the separatist war against Tiger guerrillas felt so helpless and hopeless. Not once but four times within a month, the guerrillas demonstrated their air strike capability and got away with impunity.
Last Sunday, the fourth time was more striking.
My Dear Mahela and the Team,
I thought I must write to you because the entire country was looking forward to your performances over the past few weeks and you didnt disappoint them-even though you couldnt quite become world champions.
Some forty minutes after Sunday April 29 had dawned, air traffic controllers at the Sri Lanka Air Force base in Vavuniya observed two blips on their radar. No air movements had been reported to them during that hour. They figured out they were two aircraft from the Tiger guerrilla air wing heading in a southerly direction.
Being the runner-up in the Cricket World Cup is an admirable achievement. This was possible owing to our cricket being managed in a professional manner. There are several significant lessons from Sri Lanka Cricket that is relevant for the management of the economy. What are the important lessons from cricket for the economy?
As students of political science we were taught that the British House of Commons was the mother of parliaments and should be respected if not revered.
Having listened to the Commons debate on Sri Lanka last week I am more inclined to concur with the growing feeling here that parliament like British politics is fast losing public respect and instead earning public derision.
The fantastically absurd assertion in clause three of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party's retrogressive constitutional reform proposals that the party 'strongly believes in the independence of the judiciary,' (in the context of the SLFP's proclaimed stance on the unit of devolution), is pure political farce.
NEW YORK - A committee that investigated Israel's failed war against Lebanon last July has come up with a report whose findings have a striking parallel to the American debacle in Iraq.
The study, whose revelations triggered a 150,000-strong protest march in Tel Aviv last week, was a damning critique of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's role in that disastrous war last summer.
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