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Professionals body reiterate call for 13A repeal

The President of the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA), Benedict Ulluwishewa, has reiterated that they would support a repeal of the 13th Amendement.

Speaking to The Island, Ulluwishewa said that the body was to discuss and propose an 'alternative mechanism to the hotly disputed piece of legislature'.

To mark May 18th this year, the OPA passed a resolution that called for the repeal of the 13th Amendment.

Last week, the defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, defended his calls for the repeal and highlighted the widespread support he had, including within the OPA, which has over 50,000 professionals as members.

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