Harim Peiris

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Archive for June 12th, 2013

Stripping PC powers and toying with a PSC

Posted by harimpeiris on June 12, 2013

The Rajapakse government has in recent weeks put into high gear its post war Northern or Tamil policy and this policy has been marked by generally trying to reduce the level of devolution that exists in the country under the 13th amendment. What currently exists as devolution is also only a partial implementation of the 13th amendment, since in practice neither police nor land powers have been vested with the provinces since the inception of the Councils. However, not satisfied with a de facto arrangement of reducing the powers of the councils, the Administration desires a de jure reduction of devolution granted under the 13th amendment. Read the rest of this entry »

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