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Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said he could not be a part of a government that has pruned ‘powers’ of Provincial Councils and would be compelled to leave the government if any such attempt was made.
 
Speaking at a media conference, Minister Nanayakkara however added that he accepted the fact that the ‘merger’ clause pertaining to Provincial Councils and the ‘absolute majority’ clause vested through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution with regard to laws passed by Parliament and its acceptance by Provincial Councils, should be referred to the Parliamentary Select Committee.
 
“We have taken an oath to accept the Constitution and although there may be diverse views regarding the 13th Amendment we have to accept it. It is the democratic right of the people to hold such views as the complete repealing of the 13th amendment or curtailing of its powers” he said.
 
However, answering a question posed by a journalist, the Minister said he could not be part of a government which has curtailed “powers” vested in the Provincial Councils.
 
“The government is only looking at the merger and the majority clauses and not in the curbing of powers, however if such is done I cannot be part of a government which has done that” he said. (ISA)

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  • banda Tuesday, 02 July 2013 04:27 AM

    don't worry vasu..they don't do that.

    angelo Wednesday, 03 July 2013 07:22 AM

    Pls leave

    Asoka Jayawardane Tuesday, 02 July 2013 01:18 PM

    Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both to be changed regularly, and for the same reason

    Rajiv Tuesday, 02 July 2013 01:05 PM

    Todays Daily Noise says that the Minister is happy about the change of 13A

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:55 AM

    You leave from the front door and come in from the back door!

    Observer Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:36 AM

    Which brother ? He also a professional politician like this guy. Vasu will not resign. He is saying what his master wants him to say. To make the dissention within the government.

    merril Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:10 AM

    It wont make much of a difference whether you are there or not.

    sarojini Tuesday, 02 July 2013 08:30 AM

    Computer Jilmart again . Click the red arrow and the green arrow changes the number too !!! GRBR. Go Go Go !

    sukiri Tuesday, 02 July 2013 04:31 AM

    this news will be happy to u.n.p. but unfortunately .it will be little time happy.government never leave PC powers

    AMG Monday, 01 July 2013 06:10 PM

    Actions speaks louder than words!

    No Hope Tuesday, 02 July 2013 03:42 AM

    Don't wear coloured glasses. Be a gentle and open minded.

    sss Tuesday, 02 July 2013 01:23 AM

    So you have not been bothered by corruption, mismanagement, and no rule of law when it comes to well connected which has emerged as a form of terrorism

    Manel Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:45 AM

    We know your brother has a backbone. As for you..........?

    Gamini Monday, 01 July 2013 11:06 PM

    99% percent of time wasted on unwanted Garbage while only 1% spend on Peoples issues and needs.

    What are these crooks doing with our country. We don't need a Parliament. Don't screw our Tax money and our country.

    Please all of you leave our Parliament for good.

    Chaminda Tilakumara Monday, 01 July 2013 10:57 PM

    No you won't. It is highly unlikely that you'll get back to driving your old beatup Peugeot. Besides, there is no record of a Minister resigning on principle in SL politics. We dare you to be different.

    saman wijesekara Monday, 01 July 2013 10:51 PM

    Who cares! at least the tax payers can save some money. He is a liability and what has he contributed as a Minister and what can he contribute as a minister/?????????? going his in last lap with luxuries on his lap. What a socialist!!!!!!!!!!!

    Real Peace Monday, 01 July 2013 08:51 PM

    Sir, I take my hat off to you. You are a true son of Mother Lanka.

    Yehiya Monday, 01 July 2013 08:00 PM

    Last 40 years told the same story.UNp is the party done to nation good & bad. Today employment,development & revenue due to UNP.


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