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Jehan Perera

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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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    Winning trust, confidence internationally, locally

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2018

    THE war ended nine years ago but the country has still to address issues of healing and transition meaningfully or effectively....

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    More consensus needed

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

    IN THE past two weeks, there have been indications that the government parties are trying to sort out their differences....

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    Revival of Lanka national unity government still possible

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

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena’s speech at the commemoration event for the late Venerable Madulawave Sobitha Thero was another indication that all was not well within the...

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    20th amendment can lead to new partnership

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2018

    THE sudden recommencement of the constitutional reform process after a break of over six months coincides with JVP’s proposed 20th amendment to the constitution which...

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    Danger of space for dissent being captured by Lanka nationalists

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 23, 2018

    THE rise in public manifestation of ethnic nationalism in the north was evident at this year’s commemoration ceremonies of the last phase of the war...

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    Unofficial truth commission shows way for Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2018

    A MEETING of a truth commission took place in Kandy on Sunday in which I was an observer....

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