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A separate alliance within the government
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Speaking at a meeting in Galle, the leader of the SLMC Rauff Hakeem stated that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is preparing to form an alliance together with the leaders of the parties within the government who are supporting the 13th amendment.

However, an alliance of parties that are against the 13th amendment has already been formed with the JHU and the National Freedom Front spearheading the movement.

Speaking at a meeting held in Colombo, the General Secretary of the JHU Patali Champika Ranawaka stated that foreign forces will coerce the Sri Lankan government to go beyond the devolution of power stated within the 13th amendment in the future.

Leader of the NFF, Wimal Weerawansa called for a public referendum prior to abolishing the 13th amendment utilizing the two thirds majority in parliament.

However, speaking at a meeting held in Galle yesterday leader of the SLMC Rauff Hakeem stated that devolution of power is essential and that the 13th amendment caused some good to the minorities.

Meanwhile speaking at a function held in Mathugama, Minister of Foreign Employment promotion and Welfare Dilan Perera stated that all things unnecessary should be removed from the 13th amendment and only what is needed should be kept.

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