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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)

  Comments - 12

  • Love Lanka Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:03 AM

    No democracy in the country anymore! This is just greed to stay in power. This government is a failure and they know it.

    johan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:28 AM

    If government want to run properly, first the President and PM must do a Pest Control otherwise it is difficult to move forward.Last two and half years it is seen whatever they do, outside elements try to bring them down

    Aruna Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:31 AM

    When people are prevented of their voting rights for plausible reasons, the actions left to take by people will be ended up bringing mass catastrophe to fake incumbent regime!

    Nish Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:34 AM

    lol elections will be held only after putting key opposition members in jail. What a cute plan.

    Sharon Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:37 AM

    A tribute to 8th Jan. democracy seekers like Aluth parapura (now proven to be G.o.n parapura)

    Anja Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:56 AM

    150 cc bikes and 10% tax cut are not worked via DM Android App

    cheers Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:02 AM

    Democrazy now the president and the prime minister and the should be held accountable and responsible when the next govt in power for abusing power and the rights of the constitution. So the dictators are now we know who

    DHA Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:07 AM

    Very shameful...If they had performed their duties properly they need not fear facing the challenges...

    laljeeQatar Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:17 AM

    People were much more comfortable with the previous regime than the present dispite the so called unproven corruptions against them.Elections were held on time even during the height of the War.

    Sunil Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:32 AM

    The more they delay the elections, the more disastrous it would be for this regime when they are finally held.There must be a limit to this deceit.

    Nimal Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:31 AM

    If the opportunity is given, the people will throw away this sordid regime immediately rather than waiting for elections. So pitiful is its performance.

    ceylon Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:07 PM to see voters .all the stupid things did in 3 years.garbage government.nobody vote. via DM Android App

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