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PSC to identify appropriate reforms of election laws and electoral system

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A Parliament Select Committee (PSC) is to be appointed to identify appropriate reforms of the election laws and the electoral system and to recommend necessary amendments.

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said that the motion to appoint the PSC will be moved in Parliament by Leader of the House, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on behalf of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the time of the adjournment on April 5.

The Select Committee which consists of 15 members is expected to submit its report within six months.

The responsibility of the Committee is to identify shortcomings of the existing electoral system and its structure and to make recommendations with regards to the amendments pertaining to the subject matter. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 3

  • Milinda Thursday, 01 April 2021 04:21 PM

    Hence no Provincial Council Elections for another 12 months. Good move to change the useless Provincial Council system to District Development Councils a in the future so that it will deliver some productive results at very much lower cost to the tax payers.

    Peacemaker Thursday, 01 April 2021 05:16 PM

    Is this a new tactic of Nandini to postpone provincial elections?

    Buddhist Thursday, 01 April 2021 06:00 PM

    Govt is finding ways to delay PC elections as they know they will lose. Another election promise violated.

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