In Sri Lanka, PM to propose constitutional amendment to create accountable administration

By ANI, 19 April
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (photo credit: Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP)
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (photo credit: Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP)
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to propose to the cabinet to amend the constitution, media reports said [...] Mahinda Rajapaksa made this move taking into consideration the demand for a government that is accountable to the people. The proposed constitutional amendment would include changes to the executive, legislature, and the judiciary, Xinhua reported citing the prime minister’s media unit said. One of the demands of recent anti-government protests has also been the constitutional amendment that reduces the power of the executive. [...] Mass protests over economic mismanagement escalated in early April, prompting the president to declare a state of emergency on April 1.
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