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Provincial Councils is an internal matter which should be decided by the President of Sri Lanka and not by the leaders of other countries, Provincial Councils and Local Government State Minister Sarath Weerasekera today said.

Speaking at an event in Padukka, State Minister Weerasekera said, “India cannot interfere or intimidate that we should continue with the Provincial Councils,” he said.

He said ours is an Independent Sovereign country and therefore India cannot interfere in our internal affairs.

“The 13th Amendment was introduced into our Constitution under the Indo-Lanka pact and according to which India had to fulfil several conditions and one of which was the disarming of the LTTE, which never took place. India could not accomplish it. Therefore, it is questionable as to what extent this Indo-Lanka agreement is effective,” he said. (K. Buddhika Kumarasiri and Nihal Wettasinghe)

 

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  • Chux Wednesday, 30 September 2020 06:23 PM

    It is a good statement but for your information that has to be handled by the diplomats

    Samson Wednesday, 30 September 2020 06:30 PM

    PC's are a utter waste of public funds.

    FF Wednesday, 30 September 2020 06:30 PM

    DONT USE ARMY TACTICS WITH INDIA

    Sashi Thursday, 01 October 2020 07:21 PM

    Well said! The Indo-Lanka pact is now null and void. Let's move on; onwards and upwards!

    Joshua Thursday, 01 October 2020 07:43 PM

    International community has to mind it's own business but fact remains that their say on PCs is spot on. It is absolute waste of public funds

    Buddhist Thursday, 01 October 2020 09:04 PM

    19A is the constitution which includes 13A. All those PC guys who supporter Mahinda are now out to hang.

    susil Dharmakeerthi. Friday, 02 October 2020 10:51 AM

    If one of the two signatories could not fullfill obligations other party is not bound to honour it's commitment ! It's obvious and common natural justice.


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