Wimal warns Rajapaksa

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Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who leads the nationalist NFF, in a letter to Rajapaksa on Sunday warned that 13A has the potential to undo the achievements of government troops who defeated the LTTE.

While claiming that the amendment undermined the people's sovereignty and the supremacy of national parliament, Rajapaksa called for a national referendum to abolish it. The issue surfaced as part of the reported unease between the judiciary and the executive arm of the state.

A financial bill which will purportedly usurp powers of the 13A and its embedded provincial council system was referred by the Supreme Court for approval of the provincial councils before being enacted in parliament.

JHU or the Sinhala Heritage Party, another Rajapaksa ally backed the comments made by powerful defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that 13A needs abolished. "The TNA (main Tamil party) aims to target the 13A to further their separatist objectives," Udaya Gammanpila, the JHU senior and a Western Provincial Council minister told a public gathering on Sunday.

President Rajapaksa has earlier said that he was willing to consider granting full powers or 13-plus to the provincial councils.

The 13A, as it is called, was enacted in 1987 as part of Indian intervention to try and broker a solution to the Tamil demand for political autonomy. (Source:  PTI)
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  • raj Sunday, 21 October 2012 05:39 PM

    is MR going to eat his own words?

    rajev Sunday, 21 October 2012 05:43 PM

    MR master plan.. wimal just covey the message of MR.

    kumar Monday, 22 October 2012 06:41 AM

    Exactly..!

    Prof Wickramatillake Tuesday, 23 October 2012 03:22 AM

    Mr PUSWEDILLA at it again!

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Monday, 22 October 2012 02:24 PM

    Only via post because Gmail is american

    MagodisThuma! Monday, 22 October 2012 02:30 AM

    MR gave approval to send that letter !

    MagodisThuma! Monday, 22 October 2012 02:40 AM

    Biting the Ear... Sitting on the Horn !

    Sharon Monday, 22 October 2012 08:21 AM

    "Undo the acheivements" then what about the factors that created LTTE??they did not fall from the sky did they?

    rishard Monday, 22 October 2012 02:35 AM

    Another Drama

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 22 October 2012 08:32 AM

    All part of the DRAMA which only works for the benefit of the Government party, least or no consideration for the common man.

    Asaranakolla Monday, 22 October 2012 08:33 AM

    "GOOGLE WARNING" lol

    Kulathilaka Monday, 22 October 2012 03:26 AM

    Can't you simply tell this at a cabinet meeting, Public eyewash to cheat people.

    true sri lankan Monday, 22 October 2012 03:42 AM

    ....... New generation thinks differently

    Mike Monday, 22 October 2012 09:19 AM

    Wimal thawama kade yanawa....

    The God Father Monday, 22 October 2012 03:47 AM

    Bull shit with a different smell.

    mercy Monday, 22 October 2012 09:28 AM

    Any moves for separatism would fade away while the minorities rights are respected

    Big Ears Monday, 22 October 2012 03:41 AM

    All the prime land is being sold to foreigner companies. We are taking loans and heading towards to economic catastrophe. What have you got to say now?

    shantha madawela Monday, 22 October 2012 09:53 AM

    Poya is next monday, started shouting after poyo he will be ok.

    jacoob Monday, 22 October 2012 09:50 AM

    Everything lead to Rome , now a bit more speed , that's all....

    Thomas Monday, 22 October 2012 04:14 AM

    He is going to go back to JVP!

    Neva glnth ban choon Monday, 22 October 2012 10:15 AM

    Wimal you better make the maximum out of your last days as a free man.

    ed Monday, 22 October 2012 04:29 AM

    He will never accepted by the JVP

    gamaya Monday, 22 October 2012 10:35 AM

    You thinks a lot about the country...... welawakata dukath hitenawa ane

    Lobo Monday, 22 October 2012 10:52 AM

    True.......soon WW will offer a glass of water and lemon puff and all will be forgotten

    K. Raja Monday, 22 October 2012 05:07 AM

    Best reason and the dead end of the 'miracle' enabling patriots to get back to the streets destroying public lives and property.

    Normal Citizen Monday, 22 October 2012 05:09 AM

    He tried it at the last cabinet meeting. No one could hear him because of the noise created by the large number of cabinet members.

    Soma W Monday, 22 October 2012 05:35 AM

    Wimal W,
    Its our business,not yours.

    Kautilya Monday, 22 October 2012 05:30 AM

    Why not you go on fast unto death (upawasaya) until the government repeal the 13th Amendment instead of sending letters here and there and shouting to the media.

    vaidy Monday, 22 October 2012 05:40 AM

    A ruse to distract the citizens from protests to high cost of living

    meenavan Monday, 22 October 2012 05:51 AM

    Again started opening mouth senseless personality .....?

    A SRILANKAN TAMIL Monday, 22 October 2012 06:06 AM

    is wimal preparing for the re emergence of LTTE with the help of the same countries who helped MR too crush it.

    jeyarajah Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:05 AM

    Hi Wimal, You are trying to become a Hero again by warning Hon. President.But this time He can't give you an orange juice.
    We, the public knows your drama well. But Pl. understand that you are trying to become a hero with the innocent people's blood shed.

    M.S. Fernando Monday, 22 October 2012 06:12 AM

    Must have been the cartoon of the day.............

    dIREsTRAITS Monday, 22 October 2012 06:25 AM

    I propose imposing a new tax on all politicians for 'uttering non-sense'. We have a real potential to be the richest nation in the universe.


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