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Protests against India as Sri Lanka completes 26 years after 13th Amendment

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Mon, Jul 29, 2013, 07:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
July 29, Colombo: As Sri Lanka completed 26 years after the 13th Amendment was introduced to the country's Constitution under the 1987 Indo-Lanka Accord paving the way for power devolution, the nationalist organizations held protests against India today in Colombo and Kandy.
A protest demonstration was held in front of the Indian High Commission of Colombo today in protest of India's role in introducing and promoting power devolution as a solution for the ethnic problem of the island.
The Collective of National Organizations has organized the protest.
Heavy traffic congestion was reported in Galle Road today as the protesters blocked the road in front of the Indian High Commission.
Meanwhile, another religious observation is now being held at the Temple of Tooth in Kandy invoking blessings for the abolition of the 13th Amendment.
All Lanka Buddhist Federation and Kandy Buddhist Organizations Collective have organized the event.
India meanwhile reiterated that it firmly supports the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution and there should be no dilution or abolition.

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