Sri Lanka: Bill to trim president’s powers likely to become law soon, says Foreign Minister

The new amendment will also bring back participatory governance

COLOMBO

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry said that a constitutional amendment bill trimming presidential powers was expected to become law in a couple of weeks.

“The new amendment will reduce presidential powers and bring back participatory governance. Sri Lanka is also in the process of drafting out a new anti-terror law that will be in line with international best practices,” Sabry told reporters at the foreign ministry.

The bill is yet to be voted on in parliament. It requires a two-thirds majority in the house to become a law.

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