PC mechanism perfect system to devolve administrative power -
Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayaka yesterday asserted that the
Provincial Council mechanism introduced initially to resolve the ethnic
issue in the North and East was a perfect system to devolve
administrative power to the people of all provinces.
The Premier made this assertion when he addressed a ceremony
following the inauguration of the new Provincial Council building
complex in Galle yesterday.
He pointed out that unfortunately, the system was rejected by the
LTTE in the North and East, the region which needed it most.
It was implemented in the other seven provinces, and now in eight.
Very soon, it would be extended to nine, following the liberation of the
He said to obtain optimum results and benefits of the Provincial
Council mechanism, there should be perfect unity and co-existence within
SPC Chairman I. Wijewantha, Opposition Leader Justin Gallappathy,
Chief Minister Shan Wijelal de Silva and Governor Kumari Balasuriya also