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Sunday, 26 August 2012 - 14:14
One parliamentary seat from Wanni added to Monaragala.
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The number of Members of Parliament to be elected from the Vanni District has been reduced by one and the number from the Moneragala district increased by one, according to the latest revision by Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.

The number of MPs to be elected from each district is determined by the commissioner annually in proportion to the number of electors registered in each district.

The number of registered electors in 2011 in the Vanni district comprising Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivi electorates was 221 thousand 409, down from 236 thousand 449 in 2010

In the Moneragala district comprising Bibile, Moneragala and Wellawaya electorates, in 2011 there were 319 thousand 557 registered voters up from 315 thousand 452 in 2010.

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