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    Power of goodwill gestures and Sri Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 10, 2021

    THE US government has decided to include Sri Lanka as one of the countries to which it will donate the excess stock of Covid vaccines...

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    Lanka risks losing moral compass

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 03, 2021

    A GOVERNMENT minister has pronounced that the vaccine alone may not resolve the Covid emergency perhaps to comfort those who are not able to access...

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    From one sided concessions to mutual benefit in Colombo Port City

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2021

    THE debate over Colombo Port City will not end with the passage of the law in parliament that will govern the new territory claimed from...

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    Two days in May to one that unifies Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2021

    In northern Sri Lanka, close to where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were defeated in 2009, ending almost 26 years of civil war, a...

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    Protecting Lankan people to overcome Covid-19

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2021

    THE sudden resurgence of the Covid pandemic in Sri Lanka was totally unexpected by people at large though it was expected and predicted by those...

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    Foreign policy means engagement with all

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2021

    THE fact that the economic crisis looms large in the government’s calculations can be seen in the decisions to save money by replacing the import...

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    Lankan port city model and provincial councils

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 10:27pm on April 28, 2021

    THE Chinese embassy was bold to question what the big fuss was about their invitation to parliamentarians to a tour of Colombo Port City which...

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    Even-handedness needed to stop Lanka radicalisation

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 22, 2021

    THE government was elected on a platform that stressed national security and unity. The elections took place in the aftermath of the Easter suicide bomb...

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    Overzealous Lanka crackdown to divide unless mitigated

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 14, 2021

    ONE of the definitions of reconciliation is to move from a divided past to a shared future. The arrest of the Jaffna mayor Viswalingam Manivannan...

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    Cost of not complying can be high in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s encounter with nationalism has been central to its existence as a democratic polity and Sri Lanka has not been able to relegate nationalism...

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