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Sri Lanka Supreme Court backs president's third-term bid

Sep 7, 2010 10:41:20 AM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Mahinda Rajapakse to run for a third term in office, saying the constitution can be changed by a vote in Parliament, officials said today. Rajapakse, who oversaw the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels last year after decades of civil war, has a firm grip on power in Sri Lanka and has been criticised for crushing dissent and ...