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Friday, 09 November 2012 - 12:55
New dialogue regarding the powers of the Provincial Councils
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There are many ideas being expressed regarding the provincial council system established through the 13th amendment.

Certain parties representing the government are calling for the immediate abolishment of the provincial council system.

However, Chief Minister of the Western provincial council expressed a different view today.

Speaking at a press conference jointly convened by the JHU and the NFF recently, leader of the NFF Wimal Weerawansa expressed his views regarding the provincial council system in the following manner.

However, Western Provincial Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga stated that instead of abolishing the provincial council system, what needs to be done is to amend the powers vested in the provincial council.

The chief minister also stated that the time has arrived to make a decision regarding the parallel list that was prepared when establishing the provincial councils.

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