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    Lanka president’s address to highlight reconciliation challenges

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE recent interventions of president Maithripala Sirisena into issues of governance brings out sharp differences of opinion within the government coalition he heads....

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    Three stories and task of Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 11, 2018

    AN ACADEMIC of Sri Lankan origin, Dr Minoli Salgado, recently conducted a workshop on Writing Truths: The Power of Testimony, in which key concepts in...

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    Ensuring strident voice won’t be majority voice

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2018

    THE past weekend saw a meeting between 120 members of district inter-religious groups from Mannar in the Northern province, Puttalam in the Northwestern province and...

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    Lanka: all parties are wary of elections

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    THE further postponement of provincial council elections will be necessary now that the report of the Delimitation Commission has been rejected in the parliament....

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    Lanka: assessing the return of an unlimited presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE unexpected resurrection of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s hope to be a third-term president of the country has taken the centrestage of political debate. It...

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    Catering to demand for a strong leader in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on August 07, 2018

    WITH the next presidential election due before the end of next year, and with a possibility that an early election might be called even by...

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    Lanka govt needs to build on its northern achievements

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    MILITARY personnel stationed in the north are often perplexed when told that their continued presence is objectionable to the local population....

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    Coping with nationalism in Jaffna

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 26, 2018

    EARLY in the morning as I walked down a street in Jaffna, I heard a cry: ‘Annai, annai.’ Initially, I took no notice and kept...

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    Losing faith in redemption

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2018

    THE government has commenced launching its Gam Peraliya or rapid rural development programme and is also about to commence prosecutions under the fast track anti-corruption...

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    Cry behind provocative call for return of LTTE

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2018

    JUST as in the south in the Sinhalese-majority areas where ethnic nationalism is being used for political advantage, a similar phenomenon is taking place in...

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