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* Coalition party of Sri Lankan government to re-launch agitations against power devolution
Sun, Jan 20, 2013, 10:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government coalition party National Freedom Front (NFF) plans to re-launch the agitations to call for abolishing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

NFF Politburo member Piyasiri Wijenayake said the agitations were suspended due to the impeachment process of the chief judge since the NFF party leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa was appointed as a government member of the Parliamentary Select Committee to probe the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

The party had planned to frame legal action against the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, according to Wijenayake.

He said that the abolition of 13th Amendment should be top priority of the government since it adversely affects the development of Sri Lanka by promoting division.

Wijenayake said that the NFF would re-launch the programs of awareness and public protests against the 13th Amendment.

The 13th Amendment introduced in 1987 under the influence of India guarantees power devolution to the provinces.

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