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Outgoing CJ frowns on 13-A
Ill-conceived, hurriedly put together

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was not practicable, outgoing Chief Justice Sarath Nanda Silva told the media at the Ministry of Justice yesterday.

At his last official press briefing, he described that Amendment as ill-conceived and hurriedly pieced together by picking bits and pieces of the Indian Constitution in keeping with the Indo-Lanka Accord.

Since India was a large country, devolution of power was essential for her but it was not so for a small country like Sri Lanka, the Chief Justice said adding that devolution of police and land powers was not at all suitable for Sri Lanka.

The Chief Justice said he had served for over 20 years in the higher Courts. Before that, he had been in the public service for nearly 20 years.

The latest publication of the Upali Group of Newspapers ‘Budumaga’ was presented to the chief incumbent of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangarakkitta Thero by the company’s Managing Director Nimal Welgama. Group Director Lahiru Gunasekera and Editor of Divaina and Sunday Divaina Gamini Sumanasekera were also present.
(Photo-Nishan S Priyantha)


Dengue hotline kept busy
The Dengue hotline (0112665329) installed at the Health Ministry just over 72 hours ago has so far received over 500 complaints from the public.

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