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Jehan Perera

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    Sri Lanka: rationality is required for unity

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

    JUST over a year after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over the reins of governance, which the 20th amendment to the constitution has strengthened, the red...

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    Lanka: moving towards a necessary balance

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2021

    AS THE new year dawns the government appears to be moving in the direction of more inclusivity in both domestic and foreign policy. The most...

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    Lanka govt should take a stand for religious right to burial

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2020

    THE map of COVID-19 infection in the country is steadily spreading to more remote parts of the country radiating from the western province which has...

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    Lanka leaders should analyse problems rationally

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2020

    THE loss of the $480 million grant opportunity provided to Sri Lanka by the Millennium Challenge Corporation has been on the cards for some time....

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    Heading to Gadarene Slope on COVID-19 cremation

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2020

    FEAR when combined with falsehood and insular inward-looking nationalism make a potent combination that can lead to the brutalisation of society in the short term...

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    Coping with multiple crises in Sri Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2020

    THE initial optimism that accompanied president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ascension to the presidency is wearing thin in the face of the seemingly insurmountable problems he has...

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    Gotabaya can achieve where other leaders failed

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2020

    DESPITE its small size Sri Lanka has occasionally been prominent on the world scene for both good reasons and bad. Sri Lanka gained much positive...

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    People’s continued trust requires equitable governance

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THE budget debate taking place at this time is when the country has suffered a setback in its efforts to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at...

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    Govt alone can’t win war against COVID-19

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2020

    THE sudden spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has caught both the government and larger society by surprise and generated collective alarm. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has...

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    Healing divisions post-election is the challenge

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

    IN 1961, shortly after his election victory, president-elect John F Kennedy quoted one of the first colonists of the US, John Winthrop who, in the...

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