29th August 2014

Work with existing powers, NO devolution!

29th August 2014 // 0 Comments

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) should work with existing powers before demanding further devolution, Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said on Thursday. The Provincial Council system was established in Sri Lanka in the year 1988 under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.  and to date the Sri Lankan government have not implemented the constitution in full as it gives some rights to the minorities, although the minorities are demanding equal rights to all. “They have not done anything yet, (or we have not allowed them to do anything)” he said, speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a press conference to announce a new bank loan scheme launched by his ministry. His comments come less […]