The Sunday Leader

TMVP Maintains Demand For Police Powers

The Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) maintains that police powers must be allocated to the provinces and not remain in the hands of the central government.
TMVP spokesman Azad Maulana told The Sunday Leader that his party wants to see the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
Under the 13th Amendment the devolution of powers to the provinces takes center stage and the TMVP feels that the provincial administration must have authority over the police in the area.
“Even if the government is unable to immediately devolve police powers there should be some sort of authority given to the provinces over the police. But our stand on police powers remains unchanged,” Maulana said.
He said that among the short term changes that can take place is the Chief Minister of each province being consulted when making top level appointments or changes to police officers in the area.
Moulana also said that police officers appointed to the traffic division in the province must also be from the province itself and not from outside.
Asked about the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Moulana said that his party is firmly against any outside intervention in Sri Lanka.
He said the TMVP is still supportive of the government and its efforts to address the ethnic issue and feel there is no need for an international investigation in Sri Lanka. (ER)

5 Comments for “TMVP Maintains Demand For Police Powers”

  1. gamarala

    when you can not cut the hand,its better to kiss thae hand and get the things as you plan.

  2. RENU

    LLRC report & UN panel reports want action against LTTE people involved during the War. Karuna and the CM figure in a big way if these proposals are implemented, where Karuna, Pilliyan & Devananda will be tried

    • Eddy

      Karuna & Pilliyan are not saints, so is Sambandan & his band of former LTTE proxies, the difference is, Karuna & Pilliyan has realized that the ordinary Tamils only want to live peacefully and who has Police & Land power is not their concern, they just want to live with freedom as any other citizens in SL!!

      Remember Renu, though the LTTE’s defeated, their proxies are still alive, more devious, dangerous, like hot embers under a heap of ash, waiting for an opportunity to set fire to every thing around, so MR’s a wise leader, he wont give in, quite rightly so!!

  3. Ravi Sene

    Demanding police powers to North -East is a joke, CompulsoryTamil language trening for sinhalese and more tamil speaking.or more ehthnic tamil officers is an option.

  4. laksiri

    before police power your party murders must be furnished .how can you ask murders to handle police and law in order.many of your party members are responsible for brutal murders committed many years in the east .

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