Scrap PC system if polls further delayed: EC

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It is advisable to scrap the entire Provincial Council (PC) system if the government is not willing to conduct elections forthwith, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday. 

He told the Daily Mirror the provincial councils were set up for the political empowerment of people. “If it were left to the bureaucrats to run the provincial councils without elected representatives, it will be advisable to abolish the system once and for all. 

That is what should be done if the elections cannot be conducted,” he said in response to a question raised regarding elections to provincial councils. “My office wrote to President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and all cabinet ministers requesting to take initial steps to conduct polls at least during the third week of March. 

If elections were to be conducted immediately, fresh legislation need to be enacted to revert to the proportional representation system,” he said. According to him, elections can be conducted before August 1 if only the Cabinet approved this piece of legislation in the third week of March. “This is the initial step we suggest,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Manu Tuesday, 05 March 2019 02:32 PM

    Take the govt. to the court you stupid EC.

    SKM Tuesday, 05 March 2019 02:35 PM

    Most valuable advice of the century!

    Dee Tuesday, 05 March 2019 08:40 PM

    Scrap PC's . It's just a waste of public funds. Have seen Provincial Councillors going on push bikes after selling permits. That's the level of PC

    Samath Cooray Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:42 PM

    yes PC should be abolished!

    Sarath Weerakumara Wednesday, 06 March 2019 08:25 AM

    It is an excellent idea to scrap Provincial Councils. Can save billions of money to do other development projects.


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