The Elam Democratic People's Party or EPDP is of the opinion that the 13th amendment to the constitution should not be abolished.
Furthermore according to the Leader of the EPDP, Douglas Dewananda the devolution of power should also transcend the frame work of the 13th amendment to the constitution.
Dewananda opines that it is equally imperative that the Divinaguma bill should also be enacted.
However constituent parties of the government continue to remain polarized
over the 13th amendment to the constitution.
Ramified opinions concerning the 13th amendment to the constitution continued to emerge concurrent to certain parties charging that the Divinaguma bill should not be sanctioned devoid of the approval granted by the Northern provincial council.
The National Freedom Front headed by Minister Wimal Weerawansa as well as the Jathika Helaurumaya have already called for the abrogation of the 13th amendment to the constitution.
Secretary of the JHU Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka addressing a media briefing held in Colombo this Monday expressed the following views in this regard.
However, Leader of the EPDP Minister Douglas Dewananda states that certain parties armed with the intention of gaining petty political gains are calling for the demolition of the provincial council system.
He also noted that the 13th amendment to the constitution which had been conceived as a solution to the pressing issues in the North, had not been taken full use of its potential, by both Sinhala & Tamil politicians alike.
Making a special statement to our news team Leader of the EPDP Minister Douglas Dewananda further stated that he would contest the chief ministerial candidacy of the Northern provincial council during the upcoming polls.