South and Sabaragamuwa PCs approve Govt proposals to revise 13A

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:23 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councils yesterday passed resolutions approving the Government’s proposed revisions to the 13th Amendment to the constitution, with at least two more councils expected to vote on similar resolutions in the coming days. The resolution approved central government proposals to repeal the merger clause in the 13th amendment and to allow parliament to make laws pertaining to subjects allocated to the provincial councils with only a simple majority in the House. The resolution was passed by 17 votes in the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council but with a slimmer one vote margin in the Southern Council, where six UPFA members voted against the proposals. The proposals to amend the 13th Amendment will be taken up in the North Western PC tomorrow.