Fri, 22 Oct 2021 Today's Paper

‘New electoral system will better reflect the will of the people’: Dinesh

5 January 2012 06:30 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The government expects the support of “an overwhelming majority of political parties in parliament” to pass the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill on January 17, Chief Government Whip and Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Dinesh Gunawardena said today.
 
The Bill will be the first concrete move by the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government to introduce a hybrid electoral system featuring elements of both the First-Past-the-Post system and Proportional Representation (PR).
 
“There has been a call from the general public right throughout the country for a better system and the President has given his fullest blessings to implement the new system which will strengthen democratic governance in Sri Lanka,” Minister Gunawardena told the Daily Mirror.
 
The urgent need for electoral reforms was stressed by several parliamentarians following the Election Day shoot-out in Kolonnawa last October which resulted in the death of former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. (Ayesha Zuhair)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 5

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • And I Am Moses Thursday, 05 January 2012 07:37 AM

    Oh please... first declare your assets and then we will consider beveling you.

    pasha Thursday, 05 January 2012 07:35 AM

    will this system allow a person to contest in one party and later end up in another party after winning?

    Modaya Thursday, 05 January 2012 08:21 AM

    We hope the preferential voting system will be abolished in all Elections in Sri Lanka, not only in the Local Government Elections.

    Nodrog Thursday, 05 January 2012 01:06 PM

    unfortunately the 'will of the people' switch sides after getting elected

    ampare son Thursday, 05 January 2012 02:11 PM

    we want to see educate people in to politics.in the future avoid to kolonnawa , thangalla situation.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


Spotlight on Attorney General’s Department and Public Service Commission

Certain acts by the Attorney General’s Department and the Public Service C

How a 19-year-old TikToker is helping bring back the Woolly Mammoth!

A young TikTok star and his friends are helping an ambitious gene editing pro

Unmasking Sri Lanka’s Pyramid Parasites

A Financial Cancer Spreading Through Sri Lanka Again...

Writing Letters to Michele Bachelet Causes Turmoil Within the TNA

The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) is currently in a state of great turmoil. Th