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Ensure implementation of Lankan constitutional provision, Sri lankan Tamil MP urges PM Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Tamil lawmaker from said Wednesday he has urged to convince the and Tamil parties to fully implement the constitutional provision that deals with devolution of land and police powers to the provinces.

Douglas Devananda, the Eelam People's from Jaffna, said he has made the request to Modi on the 13th Amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution in his personal capacity.

"The 13th Amendment should be implemented in full. For that, (he should) use his good office with the Government of Sri Lanka, with other leaders, convince them to implement it," Devananda said during an interaction with reporters in

Devananda is a part of a delegation of Sri Lankan lawmakers visiting

The 13th Amendment, an outcome of an agreement reached between and in 1987, deals with devolution of land and police powers to the provinces in

As the northern and the eastern provinces, previously controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, remain firm on devolving the police and land powers to them, the central government appears to be not in favour of provincial councils possessing more powers in these two prime areas.

During the visit, the Lankan lawmakers have also visited leaders of the principal opposition, the Their visit concludes Friday.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:02 IST
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