Sri Lanka constitutional amendment passed

Sri Lanka's parliament passed a constitutional amendment that grants President Rajapaksa even more unchecked power.

Sri Lanka constitutional amendment passed

 

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednedsay passed a constitutional amendment that grants President Mahinda Rajapaksa even more unchecked power, which had prompted opposition cries of a looming dictatorship.

Rajapaksa's amendment won 161 votes in favour with 17 votes against out of the 225-member legislature. The main opposition United National Party had boycotted the vote to protest what it called undemocratic changes.
 

Reuters

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