Mar 03, 2019

More powers to Provincial Councils before major elections Featured

TNA leader R.Sampanthan has decided to hold a serious discussion with the President, the government and the Opposition to reach a positive solution to the national issue obtaining more powers for the provincial councils before the next Presidential or General elections.

On Thursday (28) evening, such a special discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat as an initial step.

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapakse, TNA leader R. Sampanthan, SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Tamil Progressive Allaince Mano Ganeshan and the All Ceylon Makkal Congress leader Rishad Badiudeen took part in the meeting.

In this series of discussions, attention has been drawn on formulating of a new Constitution and the report of the Panel of Experts of the Constitutional Council.

All party leaders have responded positively on devolution of power.