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    Reliance on security forces for failure of civil governance

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2020

    THE signs of elections and the short term changes that they bring are upon us today. Posters of candidates are coming up with their party...

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    Dealing with COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2020

    FOR three months Sri Lankans watched the burgeoning coronavirus crisis in other parts of the world with a measure of equanimity as something that was...

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    Higher duty of care owed to one’s own citizens

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 12, 2020

    THE US government has rejected the war crimes allegations against it in regard to its conduct of the war in Afghanistan. This is yet another...

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    Reconciliation process in words and in deeds

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2020

    THE significance of foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena’s speech at the ongoing UN Human Rights Commission session in Geneva must not be missed. There is a...

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    The hope for Rajapaksa to deliver

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    The popular vote in the districts in which the minority communities predominated went overwhelmingly to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s main challenger, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, writes...

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    Need for transition that could unify Lanka

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 12, 2020

    THIS year’s Independence Day national event was significant for two reasons. It was the first to be celebrated under the leadership of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

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    More compassion for families of missing

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 05, 2020

    AFORMER diplomat, who tried to be a bridge between the government and human rights activists during the immediate post-war years with some success, once said...

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    Lanka’s north requires more attention

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2020

    CONTRARY to expectations the government is treading a cautious path with regard to past commitments on controversial matters made by the previous government. This may...

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    Lanka: sustaining state legitimacy requires ethics

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2020

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s image continues to rise amongst the general public because of the variety of manifestations of his commitment to get things done better...

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    Development and devolution can go together

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2020

    THE new government under president Gotabaya Rajapaksa can be seen to be doing many new things. These can contribute to the betterment of the country...

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