Mr. Hashim said they focused on the number of votes the party received in each constituency. “The criteria for the evaluation would the number of votes obtained the party in each electorate at the recent provincial council elections, irrespective of whether the party had won or lost the electorate” he said.
He said the party would have to replace the organisers of constituencies in which the party had performed badly. However he said organisers who represented electorates which were considered ‘tough’ in terms of obtaining votes, might be exempted.
The party lost nearly 52 electorates in the Western and Southern provinces at the last provincial council elections.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hashim denied reports indicating that joint organisers would be appointed to constituencies where the party had fared badly during the last provincial council elections. (Yohan Perera)