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The government today announced that the next general elections would be held under a new electoral system- a mix of the First Past the Post System and the Proportional Representation - replacing the current preferential vote based electoral system.    

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said President Maithripala Sirisena had summoned the Elections Commissioner, Attorney General and the Surveyor General for a discussion on reforms of the electoral system where the elections commissioner had assured to expedite the introduction of the new system.

“The new system is a requirement as we promised to deliver during the presidential election campaign. The cabinet on Wednesday agreed for the reforms prior to going in for the election,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 10

  • Cheers Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:23 PM

    So you are aware that defeat is on the way and worried now no branch to jump and Mahinda for sure dump you

    madawa Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:56 PM

    Which party MR going to come and contest in General Election. Please watch MS speech at parliament on Health Ministry Bill.

    Hiran Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:58 PM

    Hello Mr. Cheers, How could Mahinda dump this Minister, when Mahinda was already dumped by the majority of Sri Lankans? Please explain. Ciao

    mawella Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:17 PM

    To position dumped Mahinda, need wait and see next meeting at Kandy. If mahinda could assemble more, then problem for SLFP

    C Rathnasiri Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:18 PM

    MR is not dumped.He has got the Majority Of the Majority.Next time Majority know what more to do.

    jaypee Friday, 06 March 2015 08:30 AM

    In dirty politics any thing can happen

    Jayantha Friday, 06 March 2015 08:55 AM

    Good decision. General election must be held under new system. This may be the last chance for a change.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 06 March 2015 10:13 AM

    Rouges (Ex-ministers) are freely loafing and enjoying the best benefits than earlier. They will come into power soon.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 06 March 2015 10:15 AM

    Nothing happened on your 100 day programme and its almost 50 days completed, not a single UPFA robber been arrested. We have lost confidence.

    Sisirakumara Mohotti Friday, 06 March 2015 11:09 AM

    Traditional electorates elect most suitable persons as MPs. Influence of ill-earned wealth and under-world roles would be minimum.

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