Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (right) watches a cultural show at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9, 2016. Sirisena marked his first year in office with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at preventing the island returning to ethnic war. Photo:AFP Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (right) watches a cultural show at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9, 2016. Sirisena marked his first year in office with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at preventing the island returning to ethnic war. Photo:AFP
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (right) watches a cultural show at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9, 2016. Sirisena marked his first year in office with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at preventing the island returning to ethnic war. Photo:AFP

Sri Lankan government proposes new constitution to devolve power

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (right) watches a cultural show at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9, 2016. Sirisena marked his first year in office with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at preventing the island returning to ethnic war. Photo:AFP Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (right) watches a cultural show at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9, 2016. Sirisena marked his first year in office with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at preventing the island returning to ethnic war. Photo:AFP
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (right) watches a cultural show at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9, 2016. Sirisena marked his first year in office with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at preventing the island returning to ethnic war. Photo:AFP
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