Cabinet approves 20A

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The Cabinet today approved the 20th Amendment to the Constitution with the proposed number of parliamentary seats increased to 237 from the current 225.  

Accordingly, 145 MPs will be elected under the first-past-the-post (FPP) system and 55 under the district proportional representation (PR) system.
 
The Cabinet has directed the Attorney General’s Department to issue the Gazette notification on Monday. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Man Friday, 12 June 2015 01:57 PM

    What is the benefit that the ordinary people will receive, irrespective of the race, etc., by increasing the number of MPs ? It is only a burden for them. Nothing else.

    Janith Friday, 12 June 2015 01:58 PM

    Problems will arise when decreasing electoral seat from 160 to 145. Minority parties will never allow seats from their districts to be scrapped. In the end main parties will have to agree to scrap seats only from other districts.

    Simenthi Friday, 12 June 2015 02:10 PM

    UPFA wanted 255 seats and this is less, It may end up like the 19A in the end

    Fassey Friday, 12 June 2015 02:18 PM

    At last it happened.

    Leezar Friday, 12 June 2015 02:20 PM

    Anybody who is more concerned about the numbers should also consider the "CLEANLINESS OF THE PARLIAMENTARIANS". All the best Sri Lanka!!!

    SL Friday, 12 June 2015 02:25 PM

    why do they want to increase the number of members if they really want to serve the country as a whole?Only the racists wants to help only their own community ,this is the curse we the Sri Lankan have .High time to crush this unacceptable ethnically divided politics

    Krish Friday, 12 June 2015 02:26 PM

    And the cost of additional 12 MPs will be borne by the General Public via price increases.. ???

    suranjith Friday, 12 June 2015 02:27 PM

    take a bet within one year after elected under new system everyone will feel about the major short coming. what we had was the best if not preferential votes or so called manapa pore.new system will make mockery of parliament system as it will give major boost to one particular party to gain over majority and play a hell. we had seen that in 1970

    citizen a Friday, 12 June 2015 02:50 PM

    Parliament Auction!!!

    Hiran Abey Friday, 12 June 2015 03:02 PM

    RANIL YOU ARE THE MAN WE WANT AFTER THE NEXT ELECTION. 225 MP ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO OUR COUNTRY. ANYHOW 237, WELL WE WILL ACCEPT IT IF THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION, WE YOU HAVE SATISFY OTHERS AS WELL.

    HIRAN Friday, 12 June 2015 03:09 PM

    We are for M3 and RW combination after the election

    Hiran Friday, 12 June 2015 03:13 PM

    YEH your MR and the gang wanted it to extend it up to 256. UNP insisted it keep it under 225. I think finaly considering all the facts they have come to an agreement.

    Gunawardana Friday, 12 June 2015 03:13 PM

    I voted for MR cuz I thought this govt would destabilize the country, bring back the LTTE etc.Thank god I am wrong and they are working for unity and the future

    kukula. Friday, 12 June 2015 03:14 PM

    So MR will have some room in the parliament.

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Friday, 12 June 2015 03:34 PM

    Consider cutting down the Provincial Councils members to100 we are the people who have to bear all these burdens is it the people who are supreme or these MPs mafia

    Sikuru Friday, 12 June 2015 03:40 PM

    Yes but the UPFA wanted to increase it to 255 so its not much room as they wanted

    Sri Lankan Friday, 12 June 2015 03:47 PM

    Good work for sure. Can we also have the same approach with regard to our economy.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 12 June 2015 03:49 PM

    We need more with your mindset who do not maintain blind loyalty.

    YWCA Friday, 12 June 2015 03:50 PM

    Moda.....ideally speaking you should be named Moda ya

    Doggy Friday, 12 June 2015 03:55 PM

    Dogs always in cages NOT IN PARLIMENT.

    Doggy Friday, 12 June 2015 03:55 PM

    Dogs always in cages NOT IN PARLIMENT.

    Nam Friday, 12 June 2015 04:15 PM

    Good work by PM and the new government!

    AR Monday, 15 June 2015 08:43 AM

    How many women and minorities will be given opportunities? Equally?

    Sikuru Friday, 12 June 2015 05:51 PM

    @srilankan The current govt is an interim govt created just for the reforms, they are only making way for the new govt that will develop SL

    ONLOOKER Friday, 12 June 2015 06:22 PM

    12 MORE FREELOADERS WILL ADD TO THE BURDEN ON PEOPLE

    Sarath Friday, 12 June 2015 07:45 PM

    Yes but now it is harder for thugs to come in, more educated MPs are better than a few educated guys surrounded by thugs

    Sikuru Friday, 12 June 2015 01:11 PM

    They had to increase the MPs because if not it would be unfair for minor parties, anyway good luck to the pres and PM

    Amila Friday, 12 June 2015 01:23 PM

    Finally, They got what they want. 12 more MPs

    shamon Friday, 12 June 2015 01:39 PM

    All credit for my3 and ranil via DM Android App

    upali Friday, 12 June 2015 01:32 PM

    We still do not know whether minor parties agree for this.

    moda Friday, 12 June 2015 01:32 PM

    I am happy to see that this team work faster with people concern. We salute your ability

    Cheers Friday, 12 June 2015 01:32 PM

    Nice excuse typical Sri lankan mentality

    Yan Friday, 12 June 2015 01:33 PM

    Good work....

    sri lankan Friday, 12 June 2015 01:55 PM

    Good job. Enough of constitutional making. Can we focus on the economy now ?


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