The Government affirmed its position to introduce a new electoral system to the Provincial Council Elections even by delaying it till the middle of the next year latest, it is learnt.
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe chaired a late night meeting of the Government party leaders on Monday night and discussed the matter.
The Government decided to change the electoral system to the Provincial Councils. It will be a mix of the Proportional Representation System and the First Past the Post System (FPP).
Sources said that the elections for the Local Authorities would be conducted soon.
They said that the Government had worked out a piece of legislation to reform the electoral system of the Provincial Councils. (Kelum Bandara)