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US$.100 million loan pledged by India to Sri Lanka to develop the energy sector did not have any strings attached, detrimental either to the national interests or a demand to hold the Provincial Council elections within this year, Co-cabinet Spokesman, Mass Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said yesterday.

However, the government was determined to hold PC polls soon after the amendments were introduced to the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No 2 of 1988, he added. Responding to a journalist at the weekly post Cabinet news briefing held last morning in virtual format, Minister Alahapperuma said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had clearly indicated his determination to hold PC polls as early as possible once necessary amendments to the PC’ electoral system were enacted.

“It is an established fact that the Provincial Council system carries many shortcoming, disagreement and conflict though it was introduced to the Constitution with bona-fide intentions to fulfill the aspirations of the people in the North-east under the 13th Amendment, following the intervention of India. However, a number of problems cropped up and the objectives expected from the PC system were not realized in full when the PC system was put into action.that is why,all political parties including those in the North – East want to change the PC electoral system,” he stressed.(SANDUN A JAYASEKERA)

  Comments - 11

  • Kikazaru Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:47 AM

    දැන් කටේ පිටිපු!

    Jude Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:07 AM

    Oh sure!! We believe you!! Hehehehe!!

    Eranda Herath Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:08 AM

    If no strings attached fraudsters can have a gala time.

    Citizen perera Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:10 AM

    Borrowing money is the biggest development in this isle of paradise.

    Dash Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:16 AM

    So this credit card doesn’t need to be payed back ? How can they find such great deals ?

    Commy Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:18 AM

    No commissions also!!!

    ravin Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:34 AM

    Since independence, the sick person was swallowing that medicine and now the patient is in critical condition.

    Citizen lk Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:36 AM

    Mr minister who is fooling whom?

    Neil Thursday, 21 October 2021 01:54 AM

    Why not try Ethiopia for a loan?

    Hornet Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:22 AM

    Another diraththa lanuwa!!!

    Nimal Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:16 AM

    Did they reduce 500 to 100?

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