The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday urged the government to resolve the issues pertaining to the Northern Provincial Council elections and power devolution because of the contrasting views expressed by some of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) allies.
TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachanadran said it was up to the government to resolve the issue among its allies because it was the present regime, which appointed the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) to propose ways of resolving the national question.
He said several constituent parties of the ruling UPFA Government were coming out with various views on the provincial councils and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Mr. Premachandra said contrasting views were even being expressed by public servants who had no right to do so.
Referring to the police and land powers, he said these had only been partly devolved and that’s why the respective governments had come up with so many proposals from time to time. He recalled that late President Ranasinghe Premadasa appointed the Mangala Munasinghe Commission, while former President Chandrika Kumratunga came up with a package and the present regime appointed the APRC as they all knew that questions with regard to provincial councils had not been fully resolved. He said it was time to go beyond the 13th Amendment.
Mr. Premachandran said the TNA supported a fully-fledged power devolution process and therefore it was up to the government to decide its next course of action. (SD)
Comments - 12
Truth Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:46 AM
"Fully -fledged power devolution ?? What do you mean ???
Sudharma Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:53 AM
Given the current political atmosphere in the country PCs should not be given Police and even land powers. It will take a couple of more years for full healing. So, let everyone wait patiently.
nicky karunarathnara Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:03 AM
It is advisable to appoint a commission to educate Tamil politicians become human before calling them Tamil 24/7. These Tamil politicians eat Tamil, drink Tamil, sleep Tamil all the time. This is a disease call Tamil racism, ultranationalism, myopia and bigotry. Therefore, before anything else cure this disease which has become cancer not only to SL but to the world. And other part of the world they call - Tamil Congress while living Europe, Australia, US and Canada. What exactly is this? Do they think - they are the only people or animals live in this planet?
ANTON Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:04 AM
TNA.....TAMIL NADU AGENCY ?
laksiri Sunday, 26 May 2013 01:40 AM
these donkeys were sleeping over 30 years afraid to terrorist .thanks to our great army ,today they all act like a hero but forget the true position.we all knew 13 came to us at gun point from the India.it is a time for all of us to re-thinks ,we should not dance to the indian tune of music for the matter of public interest.you can have election and have power of day today administration to province but do not permit to have police power and land administration that needs national policy to cover any future unfortunate situation.we should never bend to UNP who creates thirsty shed.
laksiri Sunday, 26 May 2013 01:40 AM
including shed to these guys,
Bandu Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:34 PM
If they can go to Geneva and demand what they want, if they can complaint against Sri Lanka saying it's freedom of expression. why can not this government listen to other political parties who took more votes than pro LTTE TNA?
I feel that it's no longer to loose their battle. what do you do when some one hit you? Just look at the enemies face or return a hammering. We did the same to LTTE. Unfortunately, they hide behind civil uniformed LTTE carders.
Samuel R. Richards Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:22 PM
The Typical SIN-helas comment.
Rakitha Saturday, 25 May 2013 06:37 AM
DM seems to have a lot of Pro-LTTE people reading your web site big time!!!!!!! when seeing the rating of comments of True Sri Lankan comments about the TNA its very clear!!!!!!!!
sathees Saturday, 25 May 2013 06:42 AM
Good sense of humor!
Chewing Gum Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:36 AM
I would put the house in order, specially the economy.
Suq Madique Saturday, 25 May 2013 01:04 PM
Give them full authority through the PCs to set up their eelam state.
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