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30 May 2013 10:18 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Freedom Front (NFF) said today it would launch a campaign on June 3 to collect signatures for a petition demanding that the government removes police and land power from the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Referring to the Northern Provincial Council elections, the NFF said the holding elections there would only lead to separatism in the country and this was why the NFF had decided to garner the people’s support to urge the government to rescind police and land power from the 13th Amendment.

“We will launch our campaign on June 3 from Kelaniya with the blessings of the Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero. We request the people to join us and sign the petition,”NFF member Piyasiri Wijenayake told a news conference.

He said campaign carried out countrywide and end at the Presidential Secretariat on June 12.

“Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who is also the NFF leader, will hand over the petition to the presidential secretary,” Mr. Wijenayake said and highlighted the need for a public referendum to resolve matters connected to the 13th Amendment.

Mr. Wijenayake said they hoped that President MahindaRajapaksa won’t betray the country by holding the elections to the Northern Provincial Council.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 10

  • weha Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:45 AM

    Wow must have won the contract to coverup a upcoming major price hike.

    Concerned Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:41 AM

    You all are the Police, you all have the lands, you all are the decision makers, you all can do just anything you want. Then why is this big drama and ask people to sign petitions?

    janak Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:01 AM


    Minan Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:19 AM

    Why you need a petition campaign? You are a part of the government what ever you want to do , its possible for you. Don't mislead the poor masses.

    NPJ Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:55 AM

    puppet show.

    krishna Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:07 PM

    Why only land and police powers,what about 18th amendment.Don`t you have any problems with that.

    Lankan Friday, 31 May 2013 02:27 AM

    The next cartoon show.

    Fassey Friday, 31 May 2013 02:56 AM

    Can't trust Wimal. He will run away half way like the lemon puff case

    wasanthi Friday, 31 May 2013 05:31 AM

    Why don't you first discuss with Hon President.

    NARAYAN Friday, 31 May 2013 07:30 AM


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