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    Overzealous Lanka crackdown to divide unless mitigated

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 14, 2021

    ONE of the definitions of reconciliation is to move from a divided past to a shared future. The arrest of the Jaffna mayor Viswalingam Manivannan...

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    Cost of not complying can be high in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s encounter with nationalism has been central to its existence as a democratic polity and Sri Lanka has not been able to relegate nationalism...

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    Guard against rousing extremism through immoderate laws

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2021

    THE draft resolution on Sri Lanka sponsored by a group of countries led by the United Kingdom is to be put to the vote in...

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    Int’l consensus not possible without internal one

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2021

    A BOOK titled Geneva Crisis: The Way Forward compiled by the Ambassadors’ Forum of Sri Lanka was launched at the foreign ministry. The inspiration behind...

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    Narrow nationalism can unfairly discredit Sri Lankan state

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2021

    SRI Lanka is currently being discussed at the level of the UN Human Rights Council along with notorious countries such as North Korea, South Sudan...

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    Lanka needs to show results to ensure closure

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 04, 2021

    THERE are two aspects to the process unfolding in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the present time. The first is the outcome...

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    Adequate Lanka response needed for justice

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2021

    WITH the Zero Draft in circulation there is no longer any doubt that a resolution on Sri Lanka will be presented at the forthcoming session...

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    Bipartisan approach can bring closure to Geneva

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2021

    ONE of the issues that have created internal division in the country is the cremation of those who have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus. This...

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    P2P march in Lanka and some other issues

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 10, 2021

    THE five-day march from the eastern town of Pottuvil to the northern capital of Jaffna, given the name P2P — Pottuvil to Polikandi march —...

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    Lanka’s choice of consensus or confrontation

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2021

    THE report on Sri Lanka of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has been much stronger than anticipated. It has shattered the belief that...

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