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UPFA to ask P'ment to help speed up PC polls

21 January 2019 09:59 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will raise the question of the government delaying the conducting of provincial council (PC) elections in Parliament this week, a party official said yesterday.

UPFA MP for the Colombo District Dinesh Gunawardane told Daily Mirror yesterday that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had requested for time to clarify his position on the matter.

“Now, the Speaker is back in the country. We will ask him about his position,” Gunawardane said. Elections to six provincial councils still need to be conducted.

The Elections Commissioner had said that conducting elections under the new Mixed Member Proportional System was like a Gordian knot because the delimitation of the new electorates had not yet been completed. The Commission has put its faith in Parliament to untie the knot in order for elections to be held as quickly as possible, Gunawardane said.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 3

  • JOHAN Monday, 21 January 2019 10:33 AM

    Are you ready with bunch of lies

    voter Monday, 21 January 2019 04:16 PM

    Come on Dinesh assert yourself. Don't for ever play 2nd fiddle to the R family. With M R out you insist on Presidential nomination

    ICE Tuesday, 22 January 2019 02:09 PM

    My Goodness!! All of you guys mind is in gear 24 X7 for elections and elections only! First do your jobs for the citizens.

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