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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...

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    State relief to victims of JVP, LTTE periods

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2020

    ON VALENTINE’S Day, there were two events that took place at Colombo’s iconic Vhara Maha Devi Park. The two events that took place at the...

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    Need for transition that could unify Lanka

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

    THIS year’s Independence Day national event was significant for two reasons. It was the first to be celebrated under the leadership of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

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    More compassion for families of missing

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

    AFORMER diplomat, who tried to be a bridge between the government and human rights activists during the immediate post-war years with some success, once said...

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    Lanka’s north requires more attention

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

    CONTRARY to expectations the government is treading a cautious path with regard to past commitments on controversial matters made by the previous government. This may...

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