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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...

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    Lanka president warns West investment needed to keep China at bay

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:56am on December 02, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has warned India and Western nations that his country will be forced to seek finance from China again if...

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    Not as you say, but as you do

    Suhasini Haidar | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2019

    WITHIN a day of his swearing-in as Sri Lanka’s new president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa received a visit from the minister of external affairs S Jaishankar in...

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    The president of all who voted for and against

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2019

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa scored an impressive victory at the hotly contested presidential election winning 52.5 per cent of the vote when the general expectation was...

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    Rajapaksa prioritises security

    Reuters . Anuradhapura | Updated at 12:23am on November 19, 2019

    The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple...

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    The return of the Rajapaksa regime

    Ahilan Kadirgamar | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2019

    THE 2019 presidential election will be a watershed in Sri Lankan history. The Rajapaksa regime was decisively defeated in both the 2015 presidential and parliamentary...