Friday, May 29, 2009

‘No decision on 13th Amendment in full’

By Kelum Bandara

(DM)The government said yesterday that it had not taken any decision on the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in fully devolving police and land powers.

Addressing the weekly Cabinet meeting, Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that the government had already set up Provincial Councils introduced under the 13th Amendment. Mr. Yapa said that they had established the Eastern Provincial Council, and would take steps to set up the Northern Provincial Council under the present circumstances. Full text