Election delays in Sri Lanka leave country without a legislature to check executive power
By 29 May
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As Sri Lanka partially eased its coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday, with curfews being relaxed in the districts of Colombo and Gampaha, attention is again shifting to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his decision to dissolve the country's parliament and install his brother Mahinda as prime minister.
Sri Lanka is now essentially functioning without a legislature to check the Rajapaksas' power, and constitutional activists want an election as soon as possible.
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