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Friday, 21 June 2013 - 18:57
People in the country will decide the future of Provincial Councils; President
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the people in the country will decide the future of the Provincial Councils.

 

During a meeting with the heads of media institutions held at Temple Trees today, the President said Provincial Council system is not a total inactive mechanism.

 

He said all political parties can make representations to the PSC and contribute for a pragmatic solution.

 

President Rajapaksa stated that the proposed Amendment is not only for the North and the East and the Peoples’ opinion is also the same.

 

He reiterated that the local political scenario in any country is more important than outside forces.

 

Meanwhile the President said that the government has not issued permits to any new casino or liquor shops.

 

During the meeting he also said that a code of ethics for journalists should be found by themselves.

 

 

Joining the discussion Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that the government has not allowed any action that would cause detriment to the peoples’ interest.

 

 

Meanwhile President Media Unit stated that a 3-member Presidential Commission has been appointed to probe the Matale Mass Grave.

 

Accordingly, Former Supreme Court Judge S.I. Imam has been named as the Chairman of the Commission while former Parliament Secretary Dhammika Kitulegoda and former High Court Judge Bandula Athapaththu will serve as its other members.

 

At another ceremony to unveil a new Buddha statue at the Siri Vijaya Siriwardanaramaya at Arawwala Pannipitiya, President Rajapaksa said that people should protect every place of worship belonging to all faiths and commit themselves to build a society full of values.

 

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