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Jehan Perera

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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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    Lanka govt needs be more inclusive, humane

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 06, 2020

    THE rapid spread of the coronavirus has become the focus of national attention. The extension of the three-day lockdown and 24-hour curfew that was imposed...

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    Instrument of modernising government

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2020

    THE ongoing investigation into the Easter bombing in 2019 which created hundreds of victims and brought the country’s economy to its knees, reveals more and...

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    Civic, political pressure mounts against 20th amendment

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

    IT HAS taken more than a month for the concerns regarding the proposed 20th amendment that have been expressed by a wide swathe of opposition...

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    If 13th amendment is next in line for change

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

    THE primary justification for the government’s campaign to replace the 19th amendment with the 20th has been the need to strengthen the president’s hand to...

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    More presidential commitment to development

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2020

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement that his verbal orders should be considered as circulars to be implemented has generated considerable interest as it goes against the...

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    Lanka: strong govt is disciplined govt

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

    THE government has announced that the draft 20th amendment bill will be presented to parliament on Tuesday. It will be the same version that caught...

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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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