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Sri Lanka votes today

Published : Wednesday, 5 August, 2020 at 12:00 AM  Count : 157

COLOMBO, Aug 4: Sri Lankans head to the polls on Wednesday with the ruling Rajapaksa brothers looking for a super-majority in parliament to change the constitution and unravel democratic safeguards.
Political observers say the siblings -- renowned for their ruthless crushing of Tamil separatist rebels to end a decades-old conflict in 2009 - want to end presidential term limits, bring the judiciary and police under their direct control, and extend their dynastic power to a new generation.    -AFP



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