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    Controversies note need for greater mindfulness

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2020

    THE formulation of the draft 20th amendment and its unanimous acceptance by the cabinet is indicative of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dominant role in the government....

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    20th amendment rekindles need to share power

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

    THE draft 20th amendment to the constitution is a tribute to the faith placed in president Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the members of the government and...

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    Lanka: political posturing with joint problem solving

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 04, 2020

    THE past 10 months during which time presidential elections were held in November and general elections in August witnessed enemy images being manufactured by competing...

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    Need for inclusive Lanka nationalism plus

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2020

    DURING the election campaign the ruling party and its allies legitimised their call for a two-thirds majority in parliament on the basis that a change...

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    Opening door to Lanka reconciliation

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2020

    MUCH is hoped for from the new government which triumphed with an unprecedented two-thirds majority. The fate of the country at this critical juncture depends...

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    New results-based Lanka governance needs to be inclusive

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 13, 2020

    THE early indications from the newly elected government elected by an astounding majority is that they are serious about making a difference and in making...

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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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