Friday, May 29, 2009

Devolving police powers to the provinces has not been discussed yet – Yapa

by Zacki Jabbar

(TI)The question of devolving police powers to the provinces in terms of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, has not been discussed yet, the government said yesterday.

Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, when asked at the Cabinet press briefing in Colombo, if the government was agreeable to fully implement the 13th Amendment, including police powers, said "We have not discussed that aspect as yet. It will take some time." Full text