Sri Lanka President limits minority political power

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new President yesterday 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”. In a policy speech after he presided over the opening of a new Parliament session, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said a majority of the voters who elected him in last November’s presidential election rejected “political agendas founded on race” and proved “it is no longer possible for anyone to manipulate and control the politics of this country by playing the role of kingmaker”.  More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin