Provincial councils' police and land powers to be scrapped

Saturday August 15, 2020

The Sri Lankan government has announced that it will use its two-third majority in the parliament to scrap police and land powers granted to provincial councils pursuant to the thirteenth amendment.


The announcement was made by Rear Admiral (rtd.) Sarath Weerasekara, the state minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government.


Weerasekara further claimed that granting police and land powers to provincial council would be detrimental to the well-being of the nation.

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