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The recently held Local Government poll was a crime of national proportion and a grave mistake committed by the two main parties to the nation, Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana said today.

The comment was made in relation to the numerous political clashes taking place in the country, as parties struggle to retain power in several local government bodies.

“Not only the LG poll is a crime, it is also a crime that no one is coming forward to voice against this. The main two parties of the government; the UNP and the SLFP, should take responsibility for the repercussions of this electoral system. This grave mistake we committed should be rectified,” he told a news briefing held at Sirikotha.

He said the maintenance expenses of the LG polls doubled with the new electoral system as the number of councillors increased exorbitantly. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 11

  • yohan kumara Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:15 PM

    Not only the LG polls but the entire corrupted political system in Sri Lanka including you is a grave mistake

    Ans Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:15 PM

    letting you lot in to govern was the mistake. The ship doesn't seem to have a skipper nor the rudder to move.

    sigiriya Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:21 PM

    You mean that either we or you cannot handle 'democracy'That is a crying shame isn't it?

    Siyabala Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:49 PM

    Everything happened after 8th January 15 is becoming a blunder of national proportion. Time to pack up and go. Without further jeopardising the country.

    Aliya Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:01 PM

    Abolish them along with the provincial councils. As these are white elephants with no benefit to public.

    Hans perlee Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:03 PM

    You know what a grave mistake is? That this Government is still in power.

    Gayan Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:47 PM

    Mistake made in 2015.

    Pottaya Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:50 PM

    Not been happy with the number of corrupt politicians in the parliament, they double the number of corrupt politicians in the provincial councils at people's expense.

    Nana Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:22 PM

    Crazy, It was a perfect move to change the system, but then increasing Seats was a disaster. People asked only to change the system then why you all increased members ? It is you made it a failure for your own reasons..

    jayawardena Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:20 PM

    Of course Minister it is a great blunder on the voters to have brought specially you into power.

    Dr Vu Ratnayake Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:10 AM

    Not only the local govt polls bill all other are no better.See the Sri Lanka Constitution, the main legislature all gone to bullshit positions. Amending all the time Howmany times we amended since our independence If the constitution left alone what Suddas introduced we wouldnot have gone into this trouble Why on earth we cannot go back to it what was known that time as Salisbury Constitution written by our former VC Pera Ivor Jennings.Strike was organised to protet against Jennings when the present administration proposed to name one of the Halls after him. There is no appreciation to any educated in this rotten country. See the glyphosphate case the expression put forward by leaned professors were thrown into the waste paper basket and the word of rotten and corrupt politician is being forced down. What a funny country it is Now there is a plant to close the universities. When the students come back to classes non academics do not open the doors for them to enter classes, labs

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