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Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 19:25
Sampanthan says power should be devolved as agreed in 13th amendment
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The interim report prepared by the Steering Committee tasked with compiling a new Constitution was presented to the Constitutional Assembly today (21).

It was presented by the Chairman of the Steering Committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Constitutional Assembly was presided over by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya at the Parliament chamber this morning.

Addressing the Constitutional Assembly, TNA leader and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan said provisions should be granted under the new Constitution for devolution of power as pledged by the 13th amendment.

He also said that a democratic system in which all citizens are given equal privileges should be included in the new Constitution.

Later, SLFP senior Deputy Chairman and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake presented the views of their respective parties.

MP Dinesh Gunawardena outlined the views of the Joint Opposition.

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