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Monday, 08 June 2015 - 14:34
Update : Cabinet approval for PM's proposal about the 20th amendment
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No difference in 225 the total number of parliamentary seats: 125 according to the First past the post system: 75 to the proportionate system: 25 from the National list: Cabinet approval for PM's proposal about the 20th amendment

Cabinet has approved the proposals Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented to cabinet yesterday with regard to the new election system under the 20th constitutional amendment.

The Prime Minister has proposed that the number of parliamentary seats remain 225 with no change.

However the Prime Minister’s proposal states that out of these 125 seats will be assigned for the first-past-the-post system and 75 for the proportional representation system while 25 will be nominated from the national list.

Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera told our news team that the cabinet agreed for the presentation of the relevant draft in four days.

Update : Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 9:12
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Left Wing parties say they would support to pass the 20th amendment

The Lanka Sama Samaja Party General Secretary and former minister Tissa Vitharana says that left-winged parties are ready to support to pass the 20th Amendment.

Sri Lanka Communist Party General Secretary DEW Gunasekera and Democratic Left front General Secretary Wasudeva Nanayakkara were also present at the media conference.

Addressing the media, MP Wasudeva Nanayakkara said that number of parliament seats should be increased up to 255 to make democracy enliven.

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