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by Jehan Perera

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    More representative decision-making bodies required

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

    THERE has been a trend of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa making senior appointments in which those who are outside the established administrative systems are being brought...

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    Lanka development needs consistent law application

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2020

    ALREADY there are incipient signs of disagreement within the government. In his speech inaugurating the first session of parliament after his election, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

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    Swiss embassy case could have been handled differently

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2019

    THE role of the international community in Sri Lanka’s affairs has once again taken the centre stage due to the on-going investigation into a Swiss...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lanka suspicion of Muslim community politically fuelled

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

    THE bombai-mutai seller said that sales were poor. People who once bought his sweets were today treating him differently because he was a Muslim. He...

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    Lanka: a rational approach to counter violence needed

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    THE 10th anniversary of the end of the three decade-long war that pitted the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE passed by uneventfully and without...

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