Sirisena reins in Sri Lanka’s Executive Presidency

By Dr. Sudha Ramachandran In sharp contrast to his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who strengthened the powers of Sri Lanka’s Executive Presidency to unprecedented levels, President Maithripala Sirisena has acted to reduce it. Last week, the Sri Lankan parliament passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which dilutes the powers of the presidency.  Besides restricting a […]