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Provincial council elections cannot be held till a new election law pertaining to the same is enacted, Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardene said today.

Minister Gunawardene who is also the Chairman of Select committee on Election Reforms came out with this information in response to a question raised by SJB MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara.

“ We have already informed the government that we are ready to support amendment of the Provincial Council Elections Ordinance but the government does not seem to be interested,” Mr. Madduma Bandara said.

“ Supreme Courts have held that the provincial council elections cannot be held till the Provincial Council Elections Ordinance is amended . Therefore the provincial Council elections cannot be held in a hurry,” he said.

“ It was your government which messed up the provincial Council Elections Ordinance,” Minister Gunawardene said.(Yohan Perera  )

  Comments - 11

  • Karalasingam Sivalingam Wednesday, 24 November 2021 10:09 PM

    In the previous Mahinda government you were chairing election and voting system committees which concluded without any finality. It was sheer inefficiency on your part.

    Lk Wednesday, 24 November 2021 10:23 PM

    Yes not possible at all. Due to your all will be fail

    Velusumana Thursday, 25 November 2021 06:57 AM

    Then when will the amendments materialize?????

    Sunil Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:21 AM

    Of course, you have to find excuses to postpone any election, however lame they may be because you know very well what the outcome would be. However, have it as soon as you can, because the longer you delay the more disastrous the outcome would be for you.

    anushka fernando Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:49 AM

    Not possible because your entire government will be kicked out in grand style if elections are held.

    Massdeen Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:54 AM

    You don’t want have PC election knowing definitely you will lose so keep on giving false excuses to postpone it

    Ralaharamy Thursday, 25 November 2021 08:20 AM

    Very cunning of you to come up with an excuse, while you know that the ruling party has messed up the lives of voters. The same fate UNP and SLFP faced at local government election will happen to you all. In other words, "Not suitable time."

    joshua Thursday, 25 November 2021 09:47 AM

    Do not have it. SLPP will kicked out is style.

    sam Thursday, 25 November 2021 09:55 AM

    You first blamed yahapalana for postponing and now you are still postponing after 2 years of governance. Why dont you scrap the system

    Citizen Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:10 AM

    Yes they know what the outcome would be.

    rew Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:29 AM

    Minister Gunawardena, your best bet is to join the UNP like your father did at the end of his time.


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