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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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    Finding areas of mutual agreement in Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2019

    ALONG with the change of government that took place after the November 16 presidential election there is a sense of strong government and an uncertainty...

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    Popularity is not a sufficient condition for reforms

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2019

    SRI Lanka has a new government that has come to power with heightened popular expectation of reform that would take it in the direction of...

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    The president of all who voted for and against

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2019

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa scored an impressive victory at the hotly contested presidential election winning 52.5 per cent of the vote when the general expectation was...

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    No election promises about ethnic reconciliation

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 30, 2019

    THIS has been among the most promising elections if the number of election promises that have been made are counted. The presidential candidates seem to...

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    Wake-up call of Lanka’s Elpitiya local elections

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2019

    THE victory of the SLPP at the long-postponed pradeshiya sabha election in Elpitiya did not come as a surprise. This had been an area that...

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