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    More presidential commitment to development

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

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement that his verbal orders should be considered as circulars to be implemented has generated considerable interest as it goes against the...

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    Lanka president strengthens Rajapaksa dynasty

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:58am on August 13, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa named two more relatives to a new government unveiled Wednesday, further consolidating his family’s grip on power. His brother Mahinda...

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    Election triumph gives Rajapaksas a tighter grip on Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on August 08, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa brothers secured a two-thirds majority in a parliamentary election that will allow them to rewrite the constitution and increase their power,...

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    Rajapaksa brothers seek to consolidate power in Lanka vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on August 06, 2020

    Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots Wednesday for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on...

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    Rajapaksa brothers look to tighten grip in Lanka polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:21am on August 05, 2020

    Sri Lankans head to the polls Wednesday with the ruling Rajapaksa brothers looking for a super-majority in parliament to change the constitution and unravel democratic...

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    Sri Lanka court blocks president’s sand mining concessions

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:37pm on July 17, 2020

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday blocked president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s controversial move to relax restrictions on sand mining and transport which conservationists said threatened fragile...

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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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    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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    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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    Lanka’s accommodativeness cannot be taken for granted

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

    IN THE first three weeks after the presidential election, the government appears to be following a more balanced set of policies with regard to dealing...