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Sri Lankan govt tables Bill giving sweeping powers to the President

The 19A was seen as the most progressive pro-democracy reformist move since Sri Lanka came to be governed under the all-powerful executive presidency in 1978.

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Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 



Gotabaya Rajapaksa
If passed, the Bill would allow Gotabaya to dissolve Parliament and would give him full immunity against any prosecution

The Sri Lankan government's proposed 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that aims to bolster the powers of the President was tabled in Parli­ament on Tuesday, ending speculation that its presentation would be delayed amidst internal resistance from within the ruling party led by the powerful family.

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First Published: Wed, September 23 2020. 01:38 IST

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