TNA decides not to participate
The Tamil National Alliance on Saturday decided not to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to resolve the national problem, a party official said.
“The party has decided this evening (Saturday) not to take part in the PSC,” TNA Leader R. Sampanthan told Daily Mirror online.
Meanwhile, TNA legislator, Suresh Premachandran told PTI news agency that his party has decided to skip the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) proceedings, which is expected to get underway on July 9.
“The aim of the PSC is to dilute the powers of the 13A. We can’t agree to that. We want 13 plus,” Premachandran said.
The PSC has been convened to look at powers of the 13A, more pointedly to strip the provincial councils of land and police powers, he said.
Sri Lanka on June 21 announced the formation of the 19-member government team of the PSC to discuss the issue of the thirteenth amendment to its Constitution that devolves some authority to the provinces.
Preceding the PSC is the government move to amend two sections of the 13A. They seek to scrap the ability to merge two or more provinces to form one, Premachandran said.
(Courtesy: DM Online)
I think parliment should take a decision to removal of provincial councils with immediate effect and establish a new system with minimum powers. The decisions going to take now will be highly impacting to the future of the country.
Great suggestion by Niyamasinhalaya.
Provincial Councils have created a rotten system of governance in our pure Theravada Buddhist Nation. they have attracted the worst class of leaders and infuture, will be a stepping stone for the separatists to pursue their goals.
We do not have to go through a PSC process to crystallise social needs. All political parties should join hands in repealing the 13th amendment which was imposed by a neo-colonialist leader who was seeking regional supremacy.
The Local Government system that we have in place is over adequate to meet with the needs of the population.
The TNA has openly admitted that it was under the instructions of the Sun God and his followers for 3 decades.
I wonder where the instructions are coming from now? Are instructions coming from the Global Tamil Forum and the transnational Government in New York?
The TNA should be banned for sedition and its leaders tried in courts for treachery. They are confessed separatists with a singular aim of dividing our Theravada Buddhist Sinhala Nation. They have no place in Parliament; they have no right to lead the tamil speaking citizens of our land who were redeemed for the cluthches of the Sun God through live sacrifice of our valiant Sinhala Buddhist soldiers.