Sri Lankan lawmakers vote to trim presidential powers


              A man drinks a cup of tea at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Sri Lankan lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Friday that trims the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s dire economic crisis. The Indian Ocean country is effectively bankrupt. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A man counts currency notes collected from sales at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Sri Lankan lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Friday that trims the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s dire economic crisis. The Indian Ocean country is effectively bankrupt. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A Sri Lankan woman scavenges for edible mangos at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Sri Lankan lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Friday that trims the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s dire economic crisis. The Indian Ocean country is effectively bankrupt. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A man walks with an umbrella past a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Sri Lankan lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Friday that trims the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s dire economic crisis. The Indian Ocean country is effectively bankrupt. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A woman sells mangos at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Sri Lankan lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Friday that trims the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters who are seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s dire economic crisis. The Indian Ocean country is effectively bankrupt. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lankan lawmakers vote to trim presidential powers