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President Maitripala Sirisena told the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentary group that he had decided to introduce a new electoral system before the next general elections.

The SLFP MPs greeted this announcement with applause as the party has insisted on the enactment of electoral reforms together with constitutional amendments. According to SLFP sources, the President pledged to implement a mix electoral system made up of the First-Past-the-Post and the Proportional Representation Systems.

He is reported to have said that he would take initiatives in this regard in consultation with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Attorney General, the Elections Commissioner and the Surveyor General.

The President said nobody should be concerned about the timeframe involved in this exercise as what was more important was to keep the pledges made to people during the presidential election campaign highlighted in the 100-day programme of the new government.

The President asked the SLFP MPs to be prepared to introduce these reforms in the greater interest of the country and its people.( Kelum Bandara)

 
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  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:34 AM

    Sir voted for you as you will arrest all the culprit ministers in the former Government. Nothing is happening. We are fed up now.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:36 AM

    Hope MR will become the PM and he will penalize you more than earlier. Do you want to be a slave or see that MR

    Horri Jimonis Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:38 AM

    Will you and CBK join hands with MR and play a game?

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:40 AM

    How about arresting Duminda, Mahinananda?

    J Palitha Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:42 AM

    Weerawansa says he will teach a lesson to you and Ranil in the forth-coming elections. !!!!!!

    Jayantha Friday, 06 March 2015 09:07 AM

    The President you are great. Continue with whatever needed for the benefit of general public. You like a father in a family do whatever you think beneficial for your children. They may or may not understand now what you are doing today. But when they grow they all will respect you for the good work you did. You are not thinking of the second time and so you can do the good work.

    SecondWar Friday, 06 March 2015 09:18 AM

    Mr Ms, Sir you have a chance to become a even a bigger hero than MR. This is as if you can win this war (against Corruption, nepotism and thuggery) it will dwarf MR win against terrorism. Remember it is not a witch hunt I am talking about but a ongoing Real change – limit corruption levels up to the level that of a developed country and Real press freedom!! All the best

    dailyp Wednesday, 04 March 2015 11:27 PM

    coment thoralama mahansi athine bomudha kothamali koppayak

    uity Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:13 AM

    Who everwhatever doing gud for the country its ok via DM Android App

    anura Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:19 AM

    we believe our president


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