JHU submits bill to parliament

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP the venerable Athureliya Ratana thero today submitted a private member’s bill in Parliament.
The bill is with regards to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a JHU official said.
Earlier JHU member and Government minister Patali Champika Ranawaka had said that he will submit a private member’s motion in parliament seeking to abolish the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
He note that in India if the provinces misuse their powers then the central government can take it over but in Sri Lanka the situation is different.
The Minister said that giving land and police powers to the provinces is dangerous and should not be allowed so he will put forward a bill in Parliament against it as a private member’s motion.
The government is to hold elections in the northern province in September and the Minister fears that if the TNA comes to power in the province then it will use the 13th Amendment to divide the country. (Colombo Gazette)