Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
28 Jul, 2021 | 10:06 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): Seven political parties that are not represented in parliament have been summoned before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Election Law Reforms, on Wednesday (Jul. 28).
The Special Parliamentary Committee was appointed to identify reforms related to the election laws and the electoral system and to recommend necessary amendments in this regard.
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Election Law Reforms will convene under the chairmanship of Leader of the House and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at 2:00 PM today (28), Deputy Secretary-General of Parliament Kushani Rohanadira, the Secretary to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Election Law Reforms told News 1st.
According to Rohanadira, among the invited parties, the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka, the Ahila Ilangai Tamil Mahasabha Party, the Tamil Social Democratic Party, the Sinhala Deepa Jathika Peramuna, and the Samaththuwakachchi Party have confirmed their participation before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Election Law Reforms today (28).
However, the Mawbima Janatha Party and the United Peace Alliance have not yet confirmed their participation, Rohanadira noted.
Election monitoring organization PAFFREL presented its proposals at the Parliamentary Select Committee meeting held on the 14th of July 2021.
The Parliamentary Select Committee was appointed by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in April this year, to make recommendations in order to amend the rules and regulations of the Elections and the Electoral Structure in the country.
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