MPs Exert Pressure To Postpone General Election

February 14, 2015

Several key politicians of the government and the opposition have proposed to postpone the Parliamentary election, especially to make way for the  proposed change in the electoral system.

Colombo District UPFA Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala has already proposed to postpone elections to ensure  essential reforms, especially of the  electoral system.

State Minister of Higher Education Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, responding to Sumathipala’s statement, also said that it was a  good move  to postpone elections if there is no pressure from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

“Otherwise, everyone will prioritize electoral consideration,not work or reforms,” Wijesinha said this morning.

There is pressure building up from both camps that the General Election should be held under the new electoral system which has already been proposed to the country’s legislature.

It has already been reported that the government has conceded that the next General Election is likely to be held under the existing electoral system if Parliament is dissolved immediately after April 23 at the end of the 100 Day Program of President Maithreepala Sirisena.The government is planning to conduct the forthcoming General Election according to the old system as there is not enough time to fully implement the new system.

 

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