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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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    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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    Civil society can play decisive role in forthcoming election

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2019

    JUST as in the presidential election of 2015 which led to the unexpected defeat of incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa, this presidential election of 2019 is...

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    Easy transition through change with continuity

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2019

    THE presidential election fixed by the Election Commission for November 16 has the potential to bring about far reaching change to the country both in...

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    Abolishing executive presidency not a viable strategy

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    FOR the past month the issue of who will be the presidential candidate of the ruling UNP has been dividing the party and diverting attention...

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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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