Power devolution not to favour Tamil people: Amaraweera

8 November 2017 06:45 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today power devolution would be done not to favour the Tamil people and that it was done following a request by all the Chief Ministers to give them an opportunity to carry out powers vested on them by the 13th Amendment.

He told parliament that Chief Ministers and Provincial Councillors had requested that they should be given more powers as huge amount of money was spent on provincial councils.

"We are devolving power not to the LTTE. There is a rumour that Tamil people would be given something special. It is not true. Chief Ministers and Provincial Councillors said that lots of money is spent on provincial councils and requested us to give them powers vested on them from the 13th Amendment, he said.

Speaking during the debate on the interim report of the steering committee, he said the unity government was formed to implement a national programme in the country.

"The unity government was formed to implement a national policy which was not changed with the change of governments," he said

He said the responsibility of the government was to work with all the communities so that the country would not lead to another war.

He said certain groups were creating false fear among the people about the new Constitution and added that no draft or Constitution had been submitted in the constitutional assembly as alleged by some people.

"When the national anthem was sung in the Tamil language, they alleged that the country would be divided and a separate flag would also be introduced. But that did not happen," he said.

He said they would not support any Constitution which would result in the division of the country, endanger unitary state character, change the place given to Buddhism and introduce federal state. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Dan Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:24 AM

    Of course not, just to favor Diaspora and the west...

    Ganesh Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:53 AM

    What is there to favour diaspora ? people like you are the frog in the well who do not live with Tamils but expect Tamils be under your nasty boot .

    Siripala Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:00 PM

    Not good even for Sinhala and Tamil people.Good only for PC rulers,Big vehicles, Big allowances etc etc.Creation of Catalan s.

    Lokka Thursday, 09 November 2017 06:55 PM

    Mr. Minister don't think the people are asses. Devolution of power is a demand by the TNA, Tamil diaspora and Western countries. How much of money have you got to make your assumption?


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