Sri Lanka—Constitutional Changes Strengthen Presidency

Guardian | 10/26/2020

The Sri Lankan Parliament has passed constitutional amendments strengthening the president's powers, reports the Guardian (U.K.). The new amendments were ratified on Oct. 22 after two days of debate, reported Reuters. The move eliminates Parliament's role in making key appointments, such as judges and security officials and permits the president to hold ministries and appoint and fire ministers. The president is also empowered to oversee previously independent commissions that monitor...

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