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Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 7:39
MP seat reduced from Badulla to Jaffna
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According to the amendments made to the 2016 voters list, there are changes that have been made with regard to the number of seats in two districts.

This is according to the number of registered voters.

Accordingly there has been a decrease of one seat from the Badulla district, and an addition to the Jaffna district.

In 2015 Badulla district received 9 seats which have been amended to 8.

The number of seats received by Jaffna which was at 6 has risen to 7.

The Elections commission noted that due to the amendments made to the voters list, there is a change in the number of seats annually.

Meanwhile, a discussion was held between the Elections commission and the political party representatives yesterday at the Elections secretariats office.

General secretary of the JVP, Tilvin Silva participating at the discussion noted that there are many amendments that need to be made in the election laws.

Accordingly, he added that following these amendments the local government elections must be held immediately.

Former Minister representing the UNP Joseph Michael Perera who attended the meeting, expressed these views to the media.

Media spokesperson of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Provincial council MP Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe participating at the discussion, noted that the local government elections should be held according to the conventional manner or upon agreement of all parties.
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