Gotabaya Rajapaksa calls for constitutional changes to curb minority parties

Sri Lanka’s new president endorsed amending the constitution to reduce the power of minority political parties, saying the country wasn’t suited to a system that creates unstable governments “constantly under the influence of extremism”.

Trouble brewing in post-election Sri Lanka

Weeks after the election of hardliner Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the president of Sri Lanka, the prospects for justice and reconciliation between the different communities on the island lie in tatters.

Easter Sunday traditionally commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead but this year, 21 April, citizens across the globe regardless of their religion mourned the tragic deaths of over 300 people who were caught unaware in the series...

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