MEP says PC system harmful

The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) says the 13th Amendment to the constitution has brought more harm than good to the country.

MEP leader and government Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that through the 13th Amendment an attempt was made to use the Provincial Council system to merge the North and East.

Gunawardena said that land and police powers should not be in the hands of the provinces as that could pose a threat to national security.

He said that the government is, at present, carrying out development work around the country without using the provincial council system.

The Minister also noted that the debate of the 13th Amendment has created a situation which should be addressed soon. (Colombo Gazette) 

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