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|Amend powers of Provincial Councils|
Powers of the Provincial CouncilsThe Sri Lankan government plan to submit a proposal to the cabinet this week regarding the amendment of several powers of the Provincial Councils, government news sources said.
The amendment will withdraw the provisions that enable the Provincial Councils to merge.
It will also withdraw the provisions that the nationally important bills needed to be passed in all Provincial Councils. Instead, the amendments will be brought so that such a bill will be sufficient to be passed in majority of Provincial Councils.
However, the proposals of certain government coalition parties to take back the land and police powers of the Provincial Councils have not been included in the government's proposals, government news sources said.
Sources further said that the government has planned to appeal for a definition of the land powers from the Provincial Councils.