SLFP links electoral reforms to 19A

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), which decided to support the 19th Amendment sans the clauses that need approval at a referendum, has appointed a committee to explore how best to introduce electoral reforms through a 20th Amendment to be enacted simultaneously, party sources said today.

The party's parliamentary group met in the parliamentary complex yesterday under the Chairmanship of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The committee comprises parliamentarians G.L. Peiris, Susil Premajayantha, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Dilan Perera and Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva.

It will expedite the work on evolving electoral reforms. According to SLFP sources, the party is supportive of a mixed electoral system – First-Past-the-Post and Proportional Representation.

The party has right throughout insisted on the enactment of electoral reforms. (Kelum Bandara)

 
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  • Mottaya Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:46 AM

    MS must make his stand clear, is he confused or trying a fast one playing one against the other?

    Mason Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:38 AM

    The President and SLFP are acting in indecent haste, the consequences of which is bound to have a back lash. The Election Commissioner has said that a minimum of one year is needed for the electoral reforms to take effect.Act wisely. The country belongs to the people and not to a handful of cheap politicians to be swayed at their whims and fancies.

    Premalal Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:52 PM

    Mr President I hate to say this but you have lost your grip on your party. The crooks have begun dancing you around their fingers. You have let the country down. You are simply not up to the job.

    T.A.KUMAR Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:08 AM

    Another plan by Mahinda supporters to stall the 19th Amendment. Maithripala Just dissolve parliament and get rid of all these rogues..

    Rosh Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:08 AM

    Then voting will have to be taken separately. What assurance jave you got from UNP that they will vote for the reforms on 20a. what if 19A is passed and then 20A is defeated via DM Android App

    Cyril n Sunday, 12 April 2015 12:58 AM

    You cannot rush with electoral reforms in hurry and haphazardly. SLFP including MS has to Understand this.

    Daily Mirrow Saturday, 11 April 2015 04:51 PM

    These crooks dont want elections cos they will loose all thier perks.. via DM Android App

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:11 AM

    However it cannot be linked to it be applied to to the next election


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