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13th Amendment

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JVP too wants 13 A repealed

Gotabhaya shouts as if he has seen a bad dream, we knew about 13th amendment in 1987 – Vijitha The Defense Secretary, as if...

From Divineguma to the Judiciary: the government faces a challenge

Harim PeirisFor the Rajapaksa Administration which pushed through the 18th Amendment to the constitution with barely a squeak of protest from society, the...

Repeal 13A without delay says Gotabhaya

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday called for the abolition of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution without further delay. The ongoing efforts by...
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