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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the newly-appointed members of the Elections Commission to speed up the process to hold Provincial Council elections as early as possible.

This was conveyed to the Elections Commission members during a meeting held at Mahinda Rajapaksa's official residence at Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo today.

The Premier instructed the officials to look into the possibilities of conducting the election either under the old or new system.

Meanwhile, the EC officials said the legal provisions in relation to the election had to be sorted out at the ministerial level and therefore, they pointed out that it would be ideal to hold the election under the old system this time.

The EC officials also raised the importance of appointing a Parliament Select Committee, as it requires amendments to the prevailing election laws.

In response, the Premier said that he had already discussed this matter with the Speaker. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 


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  • joshua Friday, 11 December 2020 05:07 PM

    Yes, why not as the driver and cleaner has been found

    Borat Friday, 11 December 2020 05:11 PM

    Ha ha writing on the wall . Government going down slope

    Lal Friday, 11 December 2020 05:28 PM

    SRILANKA DRAMA ALL OVER PLACES. ONE SIDE ELECTION FRVER. 2. CORONAVIRUS FEVER 3. SCHOOLS OPEN/CLOSE FEVER. 4. DEATH BODY FEVER 5. IN PARLIAMENT MODA KATHAA FEVER 6. PHI/GMOA/ HEALTH MINISTER FEVER. FINALLY POLITICIANS ENJOYING PLAYING SNOOKER COMPETITION AT PARLIAMENT WHAT A COUNTRY WE ARE????? God please do something!!!!!!!

    Bernard Friday, 11 December 2020 05:59 PM

    Another white elephant in the making amidst the CORONA virus.

    Dee Friday, 11 December 2020 06:05 PM

    People are waiting to give you 3/4th this time.

    Citizen Friday, 11 December 2020 06:09 PM

    We thought there were earlier moves to scrap Provincial Councils altogether?

    Rohitha de Silva Friday, 11 December 2020 06:30 PM

    If this is a serious health issue, one should not play politics on it.

    Prospective candidate Friday, 11 December 2020 06:36 PM

    A very good move

    FF Friday, 11 December 2020 06:49 PM

    YES, YES BEFORE WE LOSE MORE POPULARITY

    G abr Friday, 11 December 2020 06:52 PM

    Something fishy going on, putting his own people as election officials then asking to speed up an election for pc, hope these people have morals and do what's right for the people and not the persons the positions to these election officials

    Buddhist Friday, 11 December 2020 07:14 PM

    Cart before the horse? What about delimitation first?


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