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Sunday January 13, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 33
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Political Column
  World ire over ceasefire
  By Our Political Editor
  President Mahinda Rajapaksa was contemplating how to set about his political agenda for the New Year. It was Christmas/New Year time, he had finished his yuletide celebrations at Temple Trees.
5th Column
  All’s fair in love and war! Let’s play the game ....
  By Rypvanwinkle

My Dear Captain Cool,

Situation Report
  Charles: LTTE's prince of faceless terror
  By Iqbal Athas
  Almost 17 years ago, the assassination of then Deputy Minister of Defence, Ranjan Wijeratne, highlights the detailed planning by Tiger guerrillas to target VIPs. He lived in a house in Colombo's Havelock Road, opposite the Burgher Recreation Club (BRC) and Pedris Park.
The Economic Analysis
  The deceptive balance of payments position
  By the Economist
  What would you tell a friend of yours who boasts of a handsome bank balance in his current account when you know he has borrowed a similar amount from a bank recently? You may like to advise him to spend it carefully.
Thoughts from London
  Testing time for Lanka on world stage
  By Neville de Silva

The international reaction to the government’s decision to scrap the ceasefire agreement (CFA) was understandable as it was to be expected.

Issue of the week
  Not issued with this week's issue
  By Ameen Izzadeen
Focus on Rights
  Abandoning constitutional governance
  By Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

Notwithstanding the deceptively religious zeal of the Rajapaksa administration in prosecuting the war against the tiger striped enemy in the North, let us not engage any longer in unconscionably complacent thinking that the conflict and related issues are all that is wrong with this country.

  Blame game with Tigers and ball game with cricketers
  By Chandani Kirinde, Our Lobby Correspondent
  When a group of Government Legislators decided to end last year’s Parliamentary sittings in a dramatic manner by placing a floral wreath in front of the table of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, it is unlikely any of them had a foreboding they would soon .....
Inside the glass house
  Ban booms for Uncle Sam
  By Thalif Deen at the united nations
  NEW YORK -- Madeleine Albright, a one-time US Secretary of State and a some-time US Ambassador to the United Nations, famously remarked in 1995 that "the UN is a tool of American foreign policy." She was going public with a political reality check of our times.
  Not issued with this week's issue
  By J.S. Tissainayagam
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