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’13th amendment call, an imperialist ploy’ – LSSP

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Calls for the abolition of the 13th amendment to the constitution are part of an imperialist ploy against Sri Lanka, alleges senior minister Prof. Tissa Vitarana.

Abolition of the 13th amendment will effectively nullify the provincial council system, which will have an adverse impact on the country, he says.

Such calls will also negate Sri Lanka’s cause at the Geneva UN Human Rights Council, he says.

In the forefront of calls for the abolition of the 13th amendment is defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who says such a measure will help solve the national question.

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says the government should tackle this issue in the same manner it ended the war.

If the provincial council in the North is activated at the insistence of the pro-LTTE TNA and others, the law-making legislature will face a crisis, he claims.

JVP propaganda secretary Vijitha Herath is of the view that the calls for the abolition of the 13th amendment should be reconsidered
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