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Both the Parliamentary and Provincial Council Elections will be conducted under the new mixed electoral system, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced yesterday.

The Prime Minister, speaking at a function in the Imbulgidakanda area in Kurunegala, said the above polls would be conducted under a mixed system of
first-past-the-post and proportionate representation on a 60-40 ratio.

He said the upcoming local government elections would also be held under a mixed system. “The Local Government Election Amendment Bill has already been amended while the mixed system will be extended to the Provincial Council and Parliamentary polls as well.

He had assured the public earlier that the Provincial Council election would take place within a year.(Yohan Perera)

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  • Sunil Monday, 18 September 2017 01:57 PM

    We have had enough of this useless talk. Hold the elections as and when they are due. We are eagerly awaiting an opportunity to express our views.

    ceylon Monday, 18 September 2017 08:52 PM

    people not asking elections.they are asking to bring back the stolen trillions to the country.punish those traitorous theives. via DM Android App


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