Sri Lanka eliminates presidential term limits

Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a constitutional amendment that would allow President Mahinda Rajapaksa to hold an unlimited number of terms.

Fireworks light up the sky near the Municipal Council building as the government celebrates the passage of the constitutional amendment in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Sri Lanka's Parliament voted to eliminate term limits for the president Wednesday, a move critics say could lead to dictatorship. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena)

Fireworks light up the sky near the Municipal Council building as the government celebrates the passage of the constitutional amendment in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Sri Lanka's Parliament voted to eliminate term limits for the president Wednesday, a move critics say could lead to dictatorship. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena)

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