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    Opposition to Jaffna funeral shows need to promote plural ethos

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on January 03, 2018

    THE recent divergence of opinion over the public funeral of a Buddhist monk who had been the chief incumbent of the Buddhist temple in Jaffna...

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    Lanka: truth seeking will become politically possible

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on December 27, 2017

    LOCAL elections are scheduled on February 10, 2018. Nearly 16 million persons will be voting at these elections. This will be the largest election in...

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    Accepting international standards and moving forward

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on December 20, 2017

    THE slowness with which the government is implementing many of the promises made to the international community in regard to human rights and justice issues...

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    Expectations about Lanka post-war justice processes

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on December 12, 2017

    THE government’s commitment to the post-war transitional justice process can be seen in the Constitutional Council’s nomination of seven members to be commissioners of the...

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    Movement unlikely before Lanka local govt elections

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on December 06, 2017

    THE release of another 29 acres of land under military control in Jaffna to civilian owners is a signal that the government remains committed to...

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    Too much at stake for Lanka government to split

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 28, 2017

    IN THE run-up to local government elections, the joint opposition has called for the withdrawal of Sri Lanka from the commitments it made to the...

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    Lanka needs to close space for hate speech

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 22, 2017

    THE government took decisive action to put the lid on escalating inter ethnic violence between Sinhalese and Muslims in Gintota over the weekend which led...

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    Need to investigate torture allegations in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    SRI Lanka’s international image has taken a hard hit following the report of continuing torture in the country....

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    Deal on process sets stage for reforms in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 08, 2017

    THE seriousness with which the report of the steering committee on constitutional reforms has been discussed and debated in parliament is an indication that the...

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    Fashioning transitional justice approaches in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 02, 2017

    UN SPECIAL rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, recently expressed his strong disappointment at the failure...

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