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Delimitation Report for PC elections handed over to Minister

The Delimitation Report for the Provincial Council elections was handed over to Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha yesterday (19).

The Minister last year received Parliamentary approval for the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Act No 17 2017 to hold the provincial elections under the new electoral system where 50 percent of the seats allocated would be under the First Past the Post System and 50 percent under the Proportional Representation system.

The committee appointed to prepare the delimitation report thus took into consideration this new system.

“Releasing a statement to the media, the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils pointed out that the recommendations of the report were discussed at length with the committee and the minister and informed them that he wished to present the report to an all party conference first prior to submitting it to Parliament.

Gaining views from all political parties represented in Parliament and those outside of it will allow for lesser number of amendments in Parliament,” the Minister said.

The Committee had prepared the report in a matter of four months and the Minister is expected to present the Bill for Parliament approval within the next two weeks.

The Delimitation Committee comprised of the five members; Dr.K.Thavalingam (Chairman), Prof. S.H.Hasbullah, Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranayake, P.M.Siriwardena (former Additional Elections Commissioner) and S. Vijayasandiran (Peradeniya University, Head of Department of Economics and Statistics). 


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