Upcoming elections under the Electorate System

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the upcoming provincial councils elections would be held under the Electorate System and this system would apply to the general elections as well.

President said this when he met the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members of the North-Central Provincial Council at the President’s House yesterday.   

He said he had proposed the ward system instead of the preferential voting system so as to introduce a new political culture as promised in his manifesto for the 2015 presidential election.

The President said the preferential voting system made politicians think only of themselves and not about the people or the country. He said the new system would encourage politicians to work for the country. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 14

  • vithura Sunday, 17 September 2017 03:46 PM

    Hear! hear! well said Mr President, let's get the basics right once and for all!.

    Janith Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:01 PM

    Don't keep fooling people with slogans like 'upcoming elections'. Hold the elections without further delay.

    GC Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:50 PM

    So what our former colonial masters introduced seems right at the end. Them, having had democracy for ages, introduced something good but then our politicians, either in ignorance or in good faith, changed that. However, our culture could not cope with what our own people introduced and led to bitter 'wars' and corruption. Thank you Yahaplanaya.

    sss Sunday, 17 September 2017 05:36 PM

    sinhala saying eating the ear while sitting on the horn

    ceylon Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:21 PM

    you think about country .if you think about country why dont destroy criminals.why dont get back stolen trillians.why dont establish rule of law.why protecting few criminals for your selfish power greedyness. via DM Android App

    hari Mani Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:32 PM

    Very true, at the end they are all bunch of crooks!

    ceylon Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:23 PM

    can see how people fed up with these corrupt politicians come from elections.look at people are sleeping when they hearing fake talks via DM Android App

    SL Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:10 PM

    Whichever way hold it immediately! You and UNP are complacent for illegally withholding Sri Lankan's franchise.

    sach Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:58 PM

    This is another tac tic to postpone elections

    Citizen Sunday, 17 September 2017 09:20 PM

    Whatever method you adopt your party will be annihilated.

    Sunil Monday, 18 September 2017 09:31 AM

    and your cronies, too.

    Ram Monday, 18 September 2017 02:27 AM

    Change of system will not make the elected work for people. Please nominate educated honest candidates and not those who do politics for a living

    GH Monday, 18 September 2017 08:28 AM

    "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time".

    stardust Monday, 18 September 2017 12:59 PM

    Good. Its better to postpone the elections then to hold them the wrong way. via DM Android App


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