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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