Sri Lanka passes constitutional amendment to trim presidential powers

Sri Lanka passes constitutional amendment to trim presidential powers

21 Oct    Finance News

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COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s parliament on Friday passed a constitutional amendment to trim presidential powers, beef up anti- corruption safeguards and build a way out of the worst financial crisis in decades.

The amendment was passed with the required two-thirds majority needed in parliament to pass such laws. A total of 174 members from the 225-member house voted in favor. (Reporting by Uditha Jayasinghe in Colombo, writing by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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