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Opinion

Sri Lankan president looks to consolidate power in delayed election

Coronavirus may push down turnout and give Rajapaksa majority to change constitution

| Sri Lanka
Gotabaya Rajapaksa greets supporters at Anuradhapura on July 3: Sri Lankans should be suspicious of the president's desire for more power.   © NurPhoto/Getty Images

Ravi Ratnasabapathy is an independent consultant based in Colombo.

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