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    Lanka govt’s message to people in time of tragedy

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

    THE series of bombings that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the morning hours as the Christians prepared to celebrate this day...

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    Cloud of accountability in Sri Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    THE cloud of accountability that has dogged Sri Lanka since the end of the war has begun to spread. There was warning of this reality...

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    Sri Lanka: three-track approach to drug problem

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    WHEN president Maithripala Sirisena first took up the challenge of tackling the country’s drug problem, its critics saw it as an idiosyncratic exercise that would...

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    Global efforts needed: Lanka is part of problem

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

    AS ANTICIPATED, the latest UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka, 40/1 of March 2019, was a rollover of Resolution 30/1 of 2015. Sri...

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    Dual intervention can lead to reduced pressure

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

    THE report of the UN high commissioner for human rights would give an indication of the forthcoming decision of the UN Human Rights Council with...

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    The type of leadership that Sri Lanka needs

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    ALTHOUGH decisive presidential elections are only nine months away political mobilisation is not taking place at the mass level at the present time. This accounts...

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    What Lanka prime minister needed to make clearer

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

    THE commencement of the UN Human Rights Council session this week has prompted the government to give renewed attention to post-war issues to which the...

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    Council, commissions part of transition to rule of law

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

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena has been joined by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and by other opposition members in denouncing the institution of the constitutional council and...

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    Pluralist ethos is more relevant to national identity

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    ONE of the fallouts of the political crisis that occurred towards the end of last year in October was the mobilisation of civil society groups...

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    Sri Lanka doesn’t need to remain tied to past

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2019

    SRI Lanka enters its 71st year of independence with political uncertainty in the air. The only certainty is that 2019 will be a year of...

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