The main opposition United National Party (UNP) says claims by the government that it is going to change a clause in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution is part of a ‘drama star’ as such a clause is now non-existant.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that the clause on merging provinces, which Cabinet had decided to remove, ceased to exist with the lifting of the emergency regulations.
He also recalled that the Supreme Court had also once ruled against the merged North and East.
Attanayake said that the government was attempting to remove a non-existant clause just to hide more serious issues. (Colombo Gazette)