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* NFF says no need to fear the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka constitution
Sun, Jul 5, 2009, 10:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 05, Colombo: The breakaway Marxist party, National Freedom Front (NFF) today said that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has no intention to implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in any manner.

Speaking at a special press briefing held in Colombo this morning the leader of the NFF, parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa stressed that any political party or a person should not fear over the 13th Amendment which has now expired.

According to Wimal Weerawansa, 13th Amendment to the Constitution was introduced in 1987 only to control the defeated LTTE.

"But at the moment there is no LTTE and therefore no use of implementing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution now" he added.

The NFF pointed out that they are staying in the United Peoples Freedom Alliance government further as they have no any fear over the implementation of the 13th Amendment by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

However parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa said several political parties are trying to cover its political bankruptcy by creating some problems over the 13th Amendment.

The 13th Amendment was introduced to Sri Lanka's Constitution in 1987 to make Tamil an official language and English a link Language, and for the establishment of Provincial Councils

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