Elections under PR, even if 20A passed

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President Maithripala Sirisena had informed the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) that Parliament would be dissolved if parties failed to reach an agreement on the 20th Amendment, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.

Mr. Dissanayake, who revealed some details on the talks his party had with President Sirisena said the latter also assured that the House would be dissolved any way as soon as the 20th Amendment was approved.

Dissanayake said the President had assured that the next election would be held under the present Proportional Representation system even if the 20th Amendment was enacted.

However, JVP Leader said his party believed that Parliament should be dissolved as the present government had no mandate to govern the country after the 100- day period lapsed.(Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 15

  • de silva Sunday, 10 May 2015 07:24 PM

    It is only JVP AND JHU are the two parties who think about the people of this country.Others think first about their personal benefits.

    Lib Sunday, 10 May 2015 07:45 PM

    how can JVP atleast a single seat if propotional election system is abolished?

    GL Perera Sunday, 10 May 2015 09:16 PM

    Next Election can be under the PR system, but without "manapay"

    A. N. Rajendran Monday, 11 May 2015 10:22 AM

    Abolish three preferential vote. Make one vote for each votet

    daily editor moda Sunday, 10 May 2015 01:32 PM

    I believe the people will teach MR

    Jamalji Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:03 PM

    Under PR, UNP will never capture power. UNP must insist for proposed system under which Wimal. Dines. Vast

    Podi Seeya Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:20 PM

    Yes, Parliament should be dissolved asap. It has become a comedy. But before that 19A needs to be fully implemented with commissions. Otherwise it will be another comedy.

    shamantha Welgama Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:22 PM

    One and only Political party that really thinking of people.One and only trusted,educted,disciplined and having a clear vision towards governing a country.Lets send at least 20 to 30 JVP members to represent us in Parliament.

    dilip Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:43 PM

    LOOK WHOS TALKING. Now the JVP is the mouth piece of the president? Be careful Rajitha might not like this.

    Liswom Sunday, 10 May 2015 03:20 PM

    Mr. President Anura has made a reasonable request. Please dissolve the Parliament immediately and go for an election under existing PR system. Can bring the 20A after the election when the masses will get rid of the jokers who sleep on the parliament paapis via DM Android App

    anura Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:05 PM

    Be ready now jvp can win four seats in next parliament.

    amitha Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:07 PM

    if not for pr jvp will have no representation in the Parliament. Pray to god that the next elections will be held under pr. via DM Android App

    Chandra Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:31 PM

    What is the purpose of 20A if it does not implemented. Then it is like laws presently available which does not implement for betterment of SL citizen. Eonderful. via DM Android App

    MightyAnt Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:40 PM

    The people voted for two things during the last presidential elections. One was to remove the President who had dictorial powers and the other was to eliminate corruption and bring the currupt politicians to book. The first was partially done, the second needs to be done before the next elections.

    Sikuru7 Sunday, 10 May 2015 05:34 PM

    It will be implemented in future elections but I think the entire constitution needs to re-written

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