PC polls before end of this year: GL

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The Provincial Council (PC) Elections which has been delayed for several years will be held before the end of this year, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, Prof. G.L.Peiris said.

Speaking at the weekly news briefing of the Sri Lanka Podujana Permanua (SLPP), its Chairman Prof. Peiris said PCs play an integral part in peoples lives though it has been neglected by the previous government.

“According to the 9th Schedule of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, PCs fulfil 36 responsibilities that directly make an impact on the people’s livelihood. Elections are the right of the people, its their sovereign right,” he said.

He said once the general elections are held in August, 2020, the new government would focus on the Provincial Council Elections.

“We will hold the elections regardless of the outcome. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa known for always holding elections, sometimes even before the scheduled dates,” he said.

When asked whether the PC election would be held according to the old electoral system, Prof. Peiris said there was an issue with the electoral system and that this required a simple amendment.

“The previous government abolished the old electoral system for PCs before introducing a new one. We will have to make a simple amendment,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Dr Hyde Jerckel Tuesday, 07 July 2020 03:32 PM

    The crack tounge twister who is a disgrace to his proffesion is again barking .

    Nimal Tuesday, 07 July 2020 05:48 PM

    Please professor, allow us to breath. For you all its carnival time on our expense, , but we suffer from it. We cannot breath now with your elections, so why another?

    saman Tuesday, 07 July 2020 05:51 PM

    so drama does not stop on 5th August. All can have a long holiday until December


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