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Sri Lanka's parliament boosts presidential powers

Sep 13, 2010 8:25:40 AM - yahoo.com
MPs vote in favour of constitutional change allowing Rajapaksa to seek further terms in office and tighten grip on power Sri Lanka's parliament voted today to allow the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to seek an unlimited number of terms in office and to tighten his hold on power by giving him total control over the judiciary, police and the civil service. The main opposition group, the United ...