TNA wants nine provinces replaced with three or four zones –
Posted on November 16th, 2012

 By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island November 15, 2012, 10:08 pm

 The government should do away with the existing provinces and introduce a system of devolution and administration consisting of three or four zones so that the expenditure to maintain nine provincial councils could be reduced, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, MP said in Parliament yesterday.

 He warned that any attempt to repeal the 13th Amendment could cause grave harm and irreparable damage to the country’s future.

 Taking part in the fifth-day of the second reading stage of the budget debate, TNA Leader Sampanthan said any attempt to modify or nullify the 13th Amendment or to make it ineffective and worthless, would be counterproductive. “The 13th Amendment is the only provision that recognizes the diversity of the country to a certain extent.”

 The TNA leader said that the President had mentioned national reconciliation in his budget speech.

 He demanded to know what had been meant by those words. He said: “People undergo hardships and are unable to repay loans. How could they think of reconciliation when they are over burdened with economic difficulties? Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced due to war. No allocation has been made for them in these budget proposals. Is this the way towards reconciliation?”

5 Responses to “TNA wants nine provinces replaced with three or four zones –”

  1. HussainFahmy Says:

    We Hope Sri Lanka builds its future on the foundations of:-

    (A) MULTI-CULTURE (B) MULTI-LINGUAL (C) MULTI-FAITH (D) EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL CITIZENS (E) RESPECT ALL COMMUNITIES, THEIR HONOUR AND PROPERTY RIGHTS. (F) NO COMMUNITY CLAIMS SUPREMACY OVER THE OTHER OR MANIPULATES ELECTION OUTCOME (G) STRICTLY MERIT BASED GOVERNANCE (H) ALLEGIANCE TO ONE COUNTRY, ONE NATION. (I) MAKE A DIPLOMATIC EFFORT TO CONVINCE THE NEIGHBOUR TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND RELIEVE THEIR CONCERNS AND ASSURE THEM OF A FAIR TREATMENT TO ALL COMMUNITIES.

  2. Dham Says:

    13th amendment should scrapped giving reasons, main one being accepting Tamil Homeland which is false.
    If TNA wants 3 provinces, it is similar to Naath Amarkone’s Tun Hele concept and Sinhala people should not accept any of such nonsense. This is because one of the Tunhele, which ever contains north would become the EEEELAAAAM.

    Just discard the 13th amendment first. Spend more time discussing (10 years) on “DEVOLUTION”.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    SL should be governed under tried and tested SINHALA BUDDHIST governance systems.

    South Indian and Saudi Arabian rubbish imposed on the nation should be flushed out totally.

    Otherwise what now happens in Israel and Palestine will happen here.

    If Tamil and Muslim zones are created, they will bring artillery from India and Pakistan and launch them on Sinhala areas including Anuradhapura. Then SL will have to retaliate leading to a Israel and Palestine situation.

    Those who cannot live in this SINHALA BUDDHIST country must PEACEFULLY get out. Others can live in peace.

  4. Dham Says:

    There should be MULTI NONE. This not a migrant based country like Australia, USA, Canada or Singapore.
    This has a written history of 2600 years as a Sinhala Buddhist nation.
    Therefore NO MULTIES HERE. Just scrap 13A and follow the rules of the country. If you want Sharia Law stay in Saudi.
    Sharia Law and Buddhism cannot co-exit because one is violence and the other is compassion and love.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lanka is a mere 25,000 sq.miles and NOT a migrant seeking countries. Sri Lanka is smaller than more than EACH of over half the states in India. As such, to maintain a lasting peace, Sri Lanka will have to have a centre based government with basic human rights for every citizen. No more, no less.
    As Lanka is a Democracy, other than basic human rights, fair play is assured in Free Education & Free Health Care, not found in some of the democracies & autocracies in other countries that are wealthy.
    Due to strife created by too much unchecked and unlawful ‘freedom’ leading to war, death & poverty, the bulk of the population will now have to say ‘take it or leave it’ to those folks who want more and more, endangering the rest of the population.

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