Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has said the Northern and the Eastern Provinces should not be re-merged under any circumstance.
However, he has added that the Provincial Councils should be vested with powers outlined in the 13th Amendment to Constitution.
Chandrakanthan had made this comment during a visit to the Southern Provincial Council.
During his visit to the South, the Eastern Province Chief Minister has studied the administrative functions of the Southern Provincial Council and viewed the Council meeting.
Chandrakanthan has also held a discussion with his counterpart in the South, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijeyalal De Silva.