In Sri Lanka, parliament passes 22nd amendment to the constitution

By Uditha Jayasinghe, 24 October 2022
Parliament building of Sri Lanka (photo credit: pun:chat)
Parliament building of Sri Lanka (photo credit: pun:chat)
Sri Lanka's parliament [has] passed a constitutional amendment aimed at trimming presidential powers, beefing up anti-corruption safeguards and helping to find a way out of the country's worst financial crisis since independence. [...] Many Sri Lankans blame former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa for implementing multiple failed policies including tax cuts, a now-reversed ban on chemical fertilisers and delays in seeking IMF assistance that resulted in the country defaulting on its foreign debt for the first time in history. [...] Opposition parties and civil society representatives, however, have slammed the amendment as not far-reaching enough in promoting accountability and reducing government powers.
Read the full article here: Reuters


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