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The elections to six provincial councils are not likely this year because political parties are apprehensive of the outcome following the experience gained at the February local government polls, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Musthapha said yesterday.

He said delimitation report has to be debated and approved prior to any elections to the PCs and rejected certain media reports that he had agreed to hold the PC polls under the old system.

The minister said neither he nor the President had agreed to hold the PC polls under the old system.

“We have committed ourselves to holding the PC polls under the new electoral system because it is an election pledge given to people and because we are determined to do away with the much criticized preferential voting system that has led to election violence, corruption and the violation of the election law,” he said. "The President has instructed me to expedite the approval of the delimitation report in Parliament and pave the way for early polls. But this has not happened because the party leaders are undecided. The new Act passed with a two-thirds majority also requires the delimitation report to be passed in Parliament within a month since being tabled. This has not happened. I tabled the report on February 19, 2018."

The minister said he met party leaders before the New Year to discuss the elections to the Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Eastern Provincial Councils.

He said if the PC polls were to be held under the old system, we must go back to Parliament and get its approval. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Wilson Thilakaratna Saturday, 16 June 2018 05:02 PM

    Is this the way you Yahapalana idiots protect the democratic rights of people of the country

    Graham Saturday, 16 June 2018 09:59 PM

    Knowing the next election will sweep them away from power....great democracy.....where are the champions of HR?

    banda Saturday, 16 June 2018 11:51 PM

    Very good principled move to keep the ruffians away from parliament.

    WISE DONKEY Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:11 AM

    Playing safe, results known well ahead!

    GH Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:27 AM

    All time losers fear facing public who will definitely send home GAVAPALANAYA govt.

    West Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:38 AM

    5 star democracy ?

    Harrry Sunday, 17 June 2018 01:06 AM

    All these buggers are power hungry from day 1 worried about next election without doing nothing to the country now talking about 'election pledge given to people' - BULL SHIT... Is this the view of our famous election commissioner???

    Samaranayake Sunday, 17 June 2018 01:17 AM

    Eliminate preferential voting system completely in order to stop dirty criminals get into the parliament.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:52 AM

    Yes . We knew that . You know the end results of it and you are scared to have it after last M.C., U.C.

    Mandy Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:03 AM

    Bullshit - when you say - because it is an election pledge given to people - there is no value as 90 percent pledges never kept including prosecuting looters, share market manupulators and.avoiding nepotism.

    dickie bird Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:31 AM

    What is likely this year??? Dissolve the Yahapalanaya ?For how long is the Yahapalanaya going to hoodwink the Masses ????????

    Waco, Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:28 PM

    Do what has to be done , to have elections on time. That is why there is a Minister in charge of the election. Your job is to make things to happen. You are not paid to find excuses and reasons to delay the elections.

    abayawansa Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:40 PM

    Minister has no clear idea.He is waiting till the opportunity arrives to hold elections.The govt.has no proper system.They violate the peoples rights.Having come to understand 31/2 years no proper system.

    Dimuthu Mendis Sunday, 17 June 2018 11:01 PM

    This govt. is scared to have elections and they're doing this purposely. They did nothing than robbing this country from the very first date they have started under the name "Yahapalanaya" and know people are waiting to respond on this...


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