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    A presidential candidate that Lankans want

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    THE main opposition party, the SLPP, was the quickest off the mark to propose its candidate. Its candidate, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has the...

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    The majority that Lanka president must win

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    THE delay in the announcement of the ruling party’s presidential candidate continues. There are reports of negotiations and breakdown of negotiations within the UNP. The...

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    The challenge for the strong leader in Lanka

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

    THE selection of former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the presidential candidate of the SLPP will impart enthusiasm in an electorate that has grown discontented...

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    Litmus test of a united Lanka leadership

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    THE postponement of the inauguration of the new political alliance to be led by the UNP was due to the division within the ruling party...

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    Measures to reverse northern feeling of losing ground

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

    THE political opposition is on the offensive in the north. They are going to the people and highlighting the many failures of the government and...

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    Creating a non-partisan Lanka presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    HERE were many reports in the past week that the ruling party, UNP, will contest the next presidential election in a major alliance based on...

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    Lanka president has a better option

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

    ONCE again the issue of the long postponed provincial council elections are coming into national focus. The problem, however, is that the focus is not...

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    19th amendment and the Lanka president’s current term

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    AS HIS presidential term draws to its close, president Maithripala Sirisena is making it clear that he is not ready to quit the political centre...

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    Continuing relevance of Ranil in time of elections

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    THERE are five important issues that the country faces at the present time.  They are dealing with the post-Easter Sunday bombing fallout and resulting anti-Muslim...

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    Countering anti-Muslim actions through campaigns

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

    THE wounds inflicted upon the body politic by the Easter Sunday bombing continue to fester and become more poisonous. They are not going away as...

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