Sri Lanka flagUS Ambassador Samantha Power praised the Sri Lankan president’s pledges to reduce his presidential powers as “striking” in an address to the UN Security Council on 01 December on the December Program of Work for the UN Security Council.

Speaking on  her recent visit to Sri Lanka and the North-East of the island Ms Power said  “I was just in Sri Lanka, in addition to visiting India, and it was so completely striking to hear from the Sri Lankan President a series of steps that he’s seeking to take to shrink his power and to actually restore the checks and balances that had existed.”

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