SLFP-appointed committee to scrutinise electoral reforms to convene

SLFP-appointed committee to scrutinise electoral reforms to convene

Written by Staff Writer

15 Apr, 2015 | 8:04 pm

The committee appointed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to look into the electoral reforms will convene on Thursday, April 16.

At the Sri Lanka Freedom Party meeting presided by President Maithripala Sirisena recently, it was decided that a proposal for a change in the electoral system with the 19th Amendment to the constitution needs to be introduced.

The President who accepted this proposal appointed a five-member committee.

The committee comprises of Dilan Perera, Professor G.L. Peiris , Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Mahinda Samarasinghe.

Speaking to News1st, Oppositon Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the committee has drawn its attention towards changing the current election system and bringing in the electorate system.

The proposal made to increase the number of MPs to 250 from the current number of 225, has also been taken in to consideration.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that it has discussed this matter with the United People’s Freedom Alliance as well.

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