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In Srilanka
September 20, 2017 4:59 am gmt |
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Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Leader Suresh Premachandran said although his party is a constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), it will not support the 20th Amendment as it will create a mess in the provincial council system. “According to the amendment, i...
In Srilanka
August 30, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which, among other things, seeks to have provincial council polls held on the same day across the island has rejected by the Southern Provincial Council (SPC). A tense situation was reported from the SPC when members clashed in disagreement with each other over...
In Srilanka
August 24, 2017 10:11 am gmt |
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The proposed draft bill to the 20th Amendment has been defeated at the Uva Provincial Council. The draft bill had been submitted to the council by the Chief Minister of the Uva Provincial Council, in the morning today (Thursday). The motion failed with 5 votes for and 12 against its passing. 8 abstai...
In Srilanka
August 12, 2017 11:34 am gmt |
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The minister of national co-existence, dialogue, and official language Mano Ganeshan Saturday stated that the postponement of Election is unnecessary now. He added that the constitution should be re corrected to postpone the election. Those procedures will create unwanted confusions into the country....
In Srilanka
September 3, 2015 10:08 am gmt |
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The SLFP member Nimal Siripala De Silva says “Let’s support to enforce the 20th Amendment to the Constitution”. Also he said that, some defeated parties could have got some seats in the recently concluded general election, if the new electoral reforms were implemented instead of the preferential voti...
In Srilanka
August 29, 2015 7:33 am gmt |
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3 amendments to the Constitution are to be made within 6 months time, soon after the National government is formed. 20th amendment which brings the election reforms, reducing the executive power and strengthen the good governance are those amendments. Accordingly, 3 amendments will be made in the Con...
In Srilanka
June 29, 2015 8:02 am gmt |
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Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero says that he is not going to support any political party in the upcoming general election. Also he is not ready to act for any parties’ policies, but for his own policies. Further he said that people are cl...
In Srilanka
June 27, 2015 8:04 am gmt |
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Despite the failure to bring in electoral reforms as promised, the government will not allow corrupt politicians to contest the forthcoming general elections, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ajith P. Perera told the media yesterday (Friday). Despite the failure to pass the 20th Amendment due to lack of supp...
In Srilanka
June 24, 2015 5:28 am gmt |
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The United National Party (UNP) said today it was certain to obtain almost six million votes at the general elections similar to the January 8 presidential election where the UNP and the common opposition were able to muster the most number of votes for the then opposition candidate. UNP Media Spokes...
In Srilanka
June 23, 2015 8:16 am gmt |
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Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva lashed out at both the UNP and the JVP over their policy regarding the 20th Amendment, claiming that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the JVP were opposed to the Bill. Speaking at a press conference, de Silva said that the SLFP was opposed to the adjou...
In Srilanka
June 16, 2015 12:09 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) notes that there is no clarity on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution on electoral reforms. TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran has said the electoral system proposed in the 20th Amendment is still unclear. He has explained to the...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2015 8:24 am gmt |
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The representation of minor political parties with a geographically dispersed voter base will be affected by sticking to 225 MPs and by reducing the number of electorates to 125, CaFFE said. Thus 20th Amendment will adversely affect Muslim and Indian origin Tamil parties, and the JVP and the JHU as w...
In Srilanka
June 9, 2015 3:24 am gmt |
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The Cabinet approval was granted last night to the 20th Amendment dealing with electoral reforms. Many parliamentarians argued and after considering arguments presented by members representing the UNP, the SLFP and the SLMC the Cabinet finally decided to proceed with a legislature of 225 MPs. The 225...
In Srilanka
June 8, 2015 5:24 am gmt |
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As a last ditch effort to arrive at a final agreement on the 20th Amendment, the Cabinet will meet today (Monday) at 6.00 p.m. to adopt a “general framework” with regard to electoral reforms, says the cabinet speaker and MP Rajitha Senarathna. Further, the minister said that the president has held di...
In Srilanka
June 7, 2015 12:06 pm gmt |
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CaFFE asks that final changes to the 20th amendment to the constitution be effected at the next cabinet meeting and gazetted as soon as possible. In a statement, its executive director Keerthi Tennakoon says this will help defeat the opportunistic politicians, who are a minority. The local election m...
In Srilanka
June 6, 2015 9:12 am gmt |
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Some parliamentarians of UPFA say that they give priority to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution rather than the no confidence motion against the PM. A no confidence motion against the PM contains the signatures of 112 MPs was handed over to the Speaker, yesterday (Friday). In this situation, 35 U...
In Srilanka
June 5, 2015 8:22 am gmt |
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Many parties pressure the president to dissolve the parliament very soon, for their short term political benefits, says the deputy minister of  media Shantha Bandara. Also, he strongly said that, a new parliament is to be established to represent all the citizens of the country. So, no one should try...
In Srilanka
May 29, 2015 9:56 am gmt |
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The JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti said that, those who are resettled after the war in Northern part of the country are living without basic facilities. He said this at a press conference held at the party’s headquarters. He said that, “Our party is very strong in bringing reforms in the presen...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2015 5:39 am gmt |
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The Cabinet of Ministers is likely to take a decision on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution at its meeting scheduled for today (Wednesday). The cabinet is expected to reach a final decision on the draft bill formulated to change the electoral system before it is presented in parliament but it see...