War clouds with a thin silver lining - Dayan Jayatilleka
The war clouds are not devoid of a thin silver
lining. Though he retains and exercises the capacity for tactical
surprise, in that he decides when and where he strikes next,
Velupillai Prabhakaran has lost that most vital resource, namely
Sri Lankan cricket gets the scholarly overhaul
Cricket's elitism seemed not to have given way in
this country, but on the contrary, its elitist character had grown
into the Sri Lankan psyche, accompanied by statistics, love for
trivia, and a head-shake at the sight of a bad shot.
Cooray's 'spectacle' drama...
Both the UPFA and the UNP are fully geared for
the "Big Battle" in Colombo next week. With just one week left for
the 'big game', Mayoral candidates, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and
Sirisena Cooray are having sleepless nights to make their dreams a