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Foreign media reports approval of Constitutional Amendment

Sep 9, 2010 4:46:59 AM - itnnews.lk

The foreign media have reported about the approval of the 18th amendment with a majority of votes stressing that it is a significant victory for the government.

The BBC said that the Government  was expected to easily win the two-thirds majority needed to pass the amendment. It said that the President Rajapaksa is popular among the masses for presiding over the defeat in May last year of the Tamil Tiger rebels, after a 25-year separatist conflict.

Meanwhile Reuters also gave prominence for the report and  said that the approval of the 18th Amendment is an important victory for the Government.