Police officers wearing face masks direct voters at a polling station during Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election in Colombo on Friday. Photo: ReutersPolice officers wearing face masks direct voters at a polling station during Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election in Colombo on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Police officers wearing face masks direct voters at a polling station during Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election in Colombo on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka heads to polls amid pandemic as China-friendly Rajapaksa brothers seek to consolidate power

  • President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants a two-thirds parliamentary majority to enable reforms that make his office more powerful
  • He won the presidency in November vowing to restore relations with China - strained by disputes over Chinese investments

Topic |   Sri Lanka
Police officers wearing face masks direct voters at a polling station during Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election in Colombo on Friday. Photo: ReutersPolice officers wearing face masks direct voters at a polling station during Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election in Colombo on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Police officers wearing face masks direct voters at a polling station during Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election in Colombo on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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