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The fiasco begins

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expressed disappointment over the president’s stance on land and police powers to provinces today.

The party leader, R.Sampanthan, speaking to media, outlined that President Mahinda Rajapaksa continually changed his stance on devolving police and land powers.

“He (the president) does not seem to have a steady decision. The TNA is observing his comments and at the right time will come out with a response to the President,” he said.

Rajapaksa recently stated that land and police powers would stay with the government as the idea had not been implemented since the introduction of the Provincial Council system.

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