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Call For Land And Police Powers To PCs

Aug 8, 2011 9:05:35 AM - thesundayleader.lk

An ally of the governing UPFA, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), has called for the devolution of land and police powers to the provinces.

The ACMC is led by Industries Minister Rishard Bathiudeen.

ACMC General Secretary Y.L.S. Hameed has told the media that the Muslim community was concerned over the central government handling all these subjects.

He has said the party was supportive of a joint commission to handle land and police powers.

He has added that the proposal would be handed over to the government’s proposed parliamentary select committee (PSC) to find a solution to the ethnic issue.

However, Hameed has observed that the PSC should ensure equal representation to the Muslim community.