Sri Lanka Brief


  • Provincial Councils together with the 13th Amendment must go

    S L GunasekaraSri Lanka has been plagued by Provincial Councils (PCs) for the past 24 years. The debate about whether the 13th Amendment which gave birth to these Provincial Councils should remain or not continues and has now gained some momentum with proposals being made by persons who are supposedly influential that it should be […]

  • Bill to repeal 13 A could be UPFA government’s first defeat in Parliament

     Sumanasiri Liyanage Following the virtual repeal of the 17th Amendment as a necessary corollary of the enactment of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, chauvinist forces in the South began to mull over further amending the Constitution by using the government’s two-third majority in Parliament. Their target has been the 13th Amendment introduced […]

  • 13-A: SLMC flays call for referendum

    The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will oppose any attempt by the government to hold a national referendum with a view to repealing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, SLMC General Secretary M. T. Hassen Ali, MP, said Ali said: “Just because the government could not pass one Bill, it should not try to do away […]

  • Disciplinary action against 7 SLMC EPC members

    The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has initiated disciplinary action against seven of its members elected to the Eastern Provincial Council for not carrying out a party decision on the ‘Divi Neguma’ Bill, party sources said yesterday.The sources said that the letters summoning them for a disciplinary inquiry had been sent to the seven SLMC […]

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