The leftist parties of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided to boycott the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on removing land and police powers devolved to the Provincial Councils.
A spokesman for the leftist alliance said they have been informed by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) that they too will not be participating in the PSC.
The final decision on the matter will be taken at a meeting tomorrow (23).A group led by Ministers, Tissa Vitarana, D.E.W. Gunasekera and Vasudeva Nanayakkara, are expected to participate in the meeting.
The Left alliance also said they will not allow the passing of the interim report of the PSC, which will be due in a month from now.
They also believe such a report will be completely one-sided in the absence of the TNA and the SLMC and that their participation in it would be tantamount to encouraging such a unilateral position.
The leftists would also mobilize the masses against such a dictatorial position, the spokesman said.