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Police and land powers to North- Cabinet spokesman

2013 Jul 13

Cabinet spokesman and the Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella at the Cabinet Decisions announcement Media Conference held yesterday (11) stated that the Northern province provincial council will be established according to the powers vested by the 13th amendment. Accordingly the North provincial council will be vested with land and police powers.
He stated that until the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) reach a conclusion regarding proposed changes to the 13th amendment the activities of the North Provincial Council will be furthered according to prevailing rules and regulations.

He also stated that PSC would make a decision on the powers to be vested upon the provincial council.

The boycotting of the PSC by the opposition party members does not affect the decisions taken in the PSC, said the minister.

Keheliya Rambukwella said that the India has compelled the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to participate in the PSC and they can participate in it anytime they want. They will be given an opportuni

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