Jehan Perera

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    Devolution with development after Lanka elections

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2020

    MANY years ago, a former government agent of Jaffna, Dr Devanesan Nesiah, explained northern sentiment when elections were taking place. He said that there had...

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    A Lanka election without grand policy themes

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 30, 2020

    EVEN as the election campaign comes to its penultimate phase, there is a dearth of hopeful and inspiring campaign themes. The nearest that any political...

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    Siren call of postponing Lanka elections yet again

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:01am on July 15, 2020

    THE containment of COVID-19 spread in Sri Lanka relative to other countries, including its immediate neighbours, put the government on a strong footing to face...

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    Delays that erode confidence in Lanka reconciliation

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 08, 2020

    THE government last week responded to the concerns of those countries in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva which have been taking a special...

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    More representative decision-making bodies required

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 01, 2020

    THERE has been a trend of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa making senior appointments in which those who are outside the established administrative systems are being brought...

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    Reliance on security forces for failure of civil governance

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2020

    THE signs of elections and the short term changes that they bring are upon us today. Posters of candidates are coming up with their party...

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    Dealing with COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2020

    FOR three months Sri Lankans watched the burgeoning coronavirus crisis in other parts of the world with a measure of equanimity as something that was...

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    Higher duty of care owed to one’s own citizens

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 12, 2020

    THE US government has rejected the war crimes allegations against it in regard to its conduct of the war in Afghanistan. This is yet another...

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    Reconciliation process in words and in deeds

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2020

    THE significance of foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena’s speech at the ongoing UN Human Rights Commission session in Geneva must not be missed. There is a...

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    The hope for Rajapaksa to deliver

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    The popular vote in the districts in which the minority communities predominated went overwhelmingly to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s main challenger, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, writes...