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Sri Lanka cabinet clears proposal to clip President Rajapaksa's power

Decision follows announcement from main opposition party that it has garnered enough support for a no-trust vote against the government.

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sri lanka | Mahinda Rajapaksa | IMF

Anusha Ondaatjie & Asantha Sirimanne | Bloomberg 



Sri Lankans protest demanding Gotabaya's resignation
Sri Lankans protest demanding president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign, in Colombo on April 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka’s cabinet approved a plan to abolish constitutional amendments that gave President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wide-ranging executive powers, acceding to one of the key demands from citizens protesting his economic policies as the ruling family tries to stay in office.

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First Published: Mon, April 25 2022. 23:32 IST

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