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Gammanpila presents private member’s bill to remove police powers of Provincial Councils

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By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana

Parliament, Feb. 21 (Daily Mirror) Opposition MP Udaya Gammanpila today presented to Parliament a private member's bill, the 22nd Ammendment to the Constitution through which he seeks to take away the police powers of the Provincial Councils.

He seeks to remove the police powers from the list of powers vested with the Provincial Councils under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.


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  • Kumara Wednesday, 21 February 2024 03:58 PM

    No point in the 13th amendment without Police Powers.

    sobers Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:31 PM

    Another Racist Politician, who doesn't want a peaceful Srilanka.

    Mahila Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:59 PM

    Because his Survival Mode becomes Extinct!!??

    Yoga Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:39 AM

    Having things without division based on race or integration, is called "racism" in Sri Lanka

    Senaka Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:42 PM

    Desperate to get votes and come into limelight. People will not be fooled again.We need private members motion to eliminate corruption and bring law and order. People know who are genuine politicians and politicians on the payroll of Third Parties.

    ERAN Wicks Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:50 PM

    Provincial councils should be abolished totally.

    Avery Markham Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:51 PM

    Such a tiny country smaller than Scotland, provincial councils are a colossal waste of money.

    DOT Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:54 PM

    The only trump that you can play!

    Mandayan Wednesday, 21 February 2024 05:14 PM

    Gaman Machan: You are thinking of 2 provinces. But this will affect 7, non-Tamil provinces as well.

    AjayK Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:42 AM

    You want 9 different police forces in a tiny country?

    Nirmal Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:10 PM

    A very pertinent move by him in the face of heightened Indian intimidation

    Mahila Wednesday, 21 February 2024 11:04 PM

    You are confident, that Indian Intimidation, if in existence, would Cease!? Some in Their Dreamland!?

    Mokan Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:14 PM

    You are a fool , don’t you have anything else to do

    johan Wednesday, 21 February 2024 07:26 PM

    No body has power to present or remove any bills because this is only an interim government and parliament, till govt. finds money to hold election at any given time.Interim Govt. period is only six months as per constitution.Our Govt. is molding constitution according to its whims and fancies

    Sambo Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:57 AM

    It also should be removed from every politicians and weapons also removed. Are politicians thugs to carry weapons.

    Anura Jayantha Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:34 AM

    No politician wants to get rid of councils..that is their bread and butter..the breeding ground for crooks..

    Martin Sega Friday, 23 February 2024 12:55 AM

    He wants to keep the police under central government control so that they could keep the Tamils under their jack boots? Don't worry very soon India will send their police to give protection to the people in North and East then your so called bill will be a worthless piece of paper.

    Mandayan Friday, 23 February 2024 05:12 AM

    @AjayK: That's should be the decision of the people in a referendum and not from these corrupt politician. Further, UK has separate police force different areas and so we can too. You don’t want only Tamil speaking police men in Matara, do you? But you can see only Sinhala speaking cops in North. Sort that out first and then talk about having on force!!


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