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Provincial Councils call for change in 13A

Two Provincial Councils in the Sinhala south, Sabaragamuwa and Southern, have passed resolutions supporting the government’s move to change the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution.

The government planned to repeal provisions that would enable “Parliament to legislate on subjects allocated to the provincial councils” and to prevent “the scope for merger of two or more provincial councils”, reported the Daily Mirror.

The Central Provincial Council and the Northwestern Provincial Council will also debate the issue this week.

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