Sri Lanka government proposes new constitution to devolve power

By Reporting by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal; editing by Digby Lidstone, 11 January 2016
President Maithripala Sirisena (photo credit:
President Maithripala Sirisena (photo credit:
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sri Lanka's new government on Saturday presented its plan for a new constitution aimed at devolving power and preventing the sort of ethnic tensions that led to a long and bitter civil war that ended in 2009.</p> <p>The move comes as reformist President Maithripala Sirisena's administration takes some steps to promote post-conflict reconciliation and address alleged war crimes committed during the 26-year conflict between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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