Wednesday, 1st April 2015

Political

A mixed first-past-the-post and proportional representation system is essential for a stable government, said Democratic United National Front (DUNF) leader Ariyawansa Dissanayake. Addressing the media at the Dharmawijaya Foundation yesterday, the DUNF leader said under the preferential voting system, a single party cannot form a government without the help of a few other parties. A political party should obtain a minimum 113 seats to form a government. But most of the time a single party receives less than 109 seats at the general election like in 1994, 2001 and 2004, he said. "Retaining the...
"No Government has done so much work as the present government during a short span of 100 days, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Speaking at the handing over of appointments to nursing officers and others in allied services in the health sector, the Prime Minister said that his Cabinet succeeded in accomplishing more than ten fold of what former President JR Jayewardene did during his first year in office. The ceremony was held at Temple Trees under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. "We all are talking of what former President J.R.Jayewardene was doing during the first...
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