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The government today announced that the next general elections would be held under a new electoral system- a mix of the First Past the Post System and the Proportional Representation - replacing the current preferential vote based electoral system.    


Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said President Maithripala Sirisena had summoned the Elections Commissioner, Attorney General and the Surveyor General for a discussion on reforms of the electoral system where the elections commissioner had assured to expedite the introduction of the new system.


“The new system is a requirement as we promised to deliver during the presidential election campaign. The cabinet on Wednesday agreed for the reforms prior to going in for the election,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • jaypee Friday, 06 March 2015 08:30 AM

    In dirty politics any thing can happen

    Jayantha Friday, 06 March 2015 08:55 AM

    Good decision. General election must be held under new system. This may be the last chance for a change.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 06 March 2015 10:13 AM

    Rouges (Ex-ministers) are freely loafing and enjoying the best benefits than earlier. They will come into power soon.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 06 March 2015 10:15 AM

    Nothing happened on your 100 day programme and its almost 50 days completed, not a single UPFA robber been arrested. We have lost confidence.

    Cheers Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:23 PM

    So you are aware that defeat is on the way and worried now no branch to jump and Mahinda for sure dump you

    Sisirakumara Mohotti Friday, 06 March 2015 11:09 AM

    Traditional electorates elect most suitable persons as MPs. Influence of ill-earned wealth and under-world roles would be minimum.

    madawa Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:56 PM

    Which party MR going to come and contest in General Election. Please watch MS speech at parliament on Health Ministry Bill.

    Hiran Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:58 PM

    Hello Mr. Cheers, How could Mahinda dump this Minister, when Mahinda was already dumped by the majority of Sri Lankans? Please explain. Ciao

    mawella Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:17 PM

    To position dumped Mahinda, need wait and see next meeting at Kandy. If mahinda could assemble more, then problem for SLFP

    C Rathnasiri Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:18 PM

    MR is not dumped.He has got the Majority Of the Majority.Next time Majority know what more to do.


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