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Sri Lanka again rejects devolving police powers to provincial councils

Sri Lanka again rejects devolving police powers to provincial councils   Sri Lanka reiterating its stance on devolving police powers to provincial councils Wednesday said it is not the policy of the government to provide police powers to any provincial council in the country.External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris speaking in parliament today said the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has clearly pointed out to India during his discussions with the Indian government that adverse effects will result in the country by devolving such powers."We made it crystal clear that devolution of police power is not acceptable," Prof. Peiris told parliament. Responding to a question raised by the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe in parliament today on the issues Sri Lankan Pres...
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