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    Devolution with development after Lanka elections

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2020

    MANY years ago, a former government agent of Jaffna, Dr Devanesan Nesiah, explained northern sentiment when elections were taking place. He said that there had...

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    A Lanka election without grand policy themes

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

    EVEN as the election campaign comes to its penultimate phase, there is a dearth of hopeful and inspiring campaign themes. The nearest that any political...

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    Siren call of postponing Lanka elections yet again

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:01am on July 15, 2020

    THE containment of COVID-19 spread in Sri Lanka relative to other countries, including its immediate neighbours, put the government on a strong footing to face...

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    Delays that erode confidence in Lanka reconciliation

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 08, 2020

    THE government last week responded to the concerns of those countries in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva which have been taking a special...

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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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    Lanka development needs consistent law application

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

    ALREADY there are incipient signs of disagreement within the government. In his speech inaugurating the first session of parliament after his election, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

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    Swiss embassy case could have been handled differently

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2019

    THE role of the international community in Sri Lanka’s affairs has once again taken the centre stage due to the on-going investigation into a Swiss...

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    Bridge-building by Lanka civil society

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2019

    IT WAS past 11:00pm when the conference at a community hall in Kattankudy ended. The last three speakers were restricted to two minutes each, much...

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    Making best use of Lanka’s strategic location

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 12, 2019

    THERE is increased competition between the global big powers in the Indian Ocean. The four main protagonists are India, the United States, China and Japan....

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    A presidential candidate that Lankans want

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    THE main opposition party, the SLPP, was the quickest off the mark to propose its candidate. Its candidate, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has the...

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