Cabinet consents to conducting island-wide PC elections on the same day
July 26, 2017 12:51 pm
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to amend the provisions of the Constitution and Provincial Councils Act, in order to enable the conductionof elections of all Provincial Councils on the same day.
The decision was made by the Cabinet yesterday (25) and announced today (26) during the Cabinet media briefing.
During the briefing, Cabinet representatives explained that the existing method of conducting elections in different regions on different days had posed unfavourable results such as the wastage of monetary, human and other resources, disturbances in the provision of government services to the public, violence associated with election activities, electoral fraud, and increased misuse of state-owned property.
Accordingly, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had submitted the proposal to amend the Constitution and Provincial Councils Act, as a solution to overcome said issues.