Concerns over Rajapaksa’s agenda

Sri Lankan president sworn in for second term amid fears the island nation might be headed towards a dictatorship.

During his re-election campaign in January, Mahinda Rajapaksa took credit for bringing years of civil war with separatist Tamil Tigers to an end. Now he has been sworn in for a for a second term as Sri Lanka’s president.

However, his actions – such as the appointment of his brothers to important cabinet positions and lifting of presidential term limits – have raised concerns that he is ushering in a new era of dictatorship.

Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Colombo as Rajapaksa’s inauguration took place.

Source : Al Jazeera


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