New voters’ rights will be protected - Min. Secy.
‘Present polls law will not be violated’ :
‘The government will act democratically and give
priority to protect the rights of new voters who reach the age of 18
by May 31, 2011 and become eligible to vote in the 2011 local
government polls. The present election law will not be amended,
Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry Secretary Dr Nihal
Jayatilleke told the Daily News yesterday.