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The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) had become a meaningless institution as it had not used a single cent out of the funds allocated for it by the Central Government, Opposition MP Douglas Devananda told Parliament today.

Mr. Devananda who is an MP representing the Northern District of Jaffna said the funds allocated for the provincial council even in 2013 and 2014 had not been utilized.

He questioned as to whether the Central government would take any steps to reclaim the unutilized funds from the provincial council.

Mr. Devananda recalled that even the ENDLF and EPRLF alliance which formed the North East Provincial council had failed to fulfil political aspirations of the people in the area.

Further, he said the NPC is special compared to other provincial councils as it has to serve a group of people who had been battered by the war.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella who responded, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would make a statement on the matter in Parliament soon. (Yohan Perera)

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  • lkboy Thursday, 17 December 2015 07:17 PM

    Will be worse if they are given more powers.

    mendis Thursday, 17 December 2015 07:47 PM

    how is this person still at large -india needs to arrest him without any further delay

    Sapu Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:21 PM

    We would like to ask Devananda on what happened to the money goven to him by Basil to develop salterns? Did those two buy salt with them?

    Ganesha Friday, 18 December 2015 09:08 AM

    If the council had been useless and ineffective ,what had you been doing when you were in the cabinet rather than barking after your teeth have been plucked out by the people made your antics stop.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 18 December 2015 09:16 AM

    Unutilized money remains not robbed. If a wanted criminal like u were in power, then certainly this money wud b utilized 10% for the people and 90% for u and ur gang of criminals.

    Maya Friday, 18 December 2015 11:48 AM

    Uncle Doughy elected as an MP in Amma of Tamilnadu style, paying for votes. Amma party pay minimum of 1000 rupees to each voters and get them make vow on their children or cattle to make sure they do not cheat.

    mack Friday, 18 December 2015 12:12 PM

    ok Mr Douglas you are heard now get lost via DM Android App

    suresh Saturday, 19 December 2015 12:56 PM

    as long as terrorist like Douglas are allowed to roam free there cannot be any safety for citizens and development


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