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    Need for transition that could unify Lanka

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

    THIS year’s Independence Day national event was significant for two reasons. It was the first to be celebrated under the leadership of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

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    More compassion for families of missing

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2020

    AFORMER diplomat, who tried to be a bridge between the government and human rights activists during the immediate post-war years with some success, once said...

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    Lanka’s north requires more attention

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

    CONTRARY to expectations the government is treading a cautious path with regard to past commitments on controversial matters made by the previous government. This may...

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    Lanka: sustaining state legitimacy requires ethics

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2020

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s image continues to rise amongst the general public because of the variety of manifestations of his commitment to get things done better...

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    Lanka: peril of undermining rule of law

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    THE seizing of taped conversations that former minister Ranjan Ramanayake had with an assortment of persons on a variety of subjects, including personal foibles, was...

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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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    Development and devolution can go together

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

    THE new government under president Gotabaya Rajapaksa can be seen to be doing many new things. These can contribute to the betterment of the country...

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    Two issues that will continue to trouble Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 26, 2019

    ONE of the striking features of the presidential election was the division of the country’s electoral map along ethnic lines. Over the weekend I was...

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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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    Lanka’s accommodativeness cannot be taken for granted

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2019

    IN THE first three weeks after the presidential election, the government appears to be following a more balanced set of policies with regard to dealing...

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