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Constitutional reforms first priority

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Shirley Wijesinghe and Disna Mudalige

The Government’s first priority will be to add reforms to the Constitution to accelerate development programs as mentioned in the Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma policy program, SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena said. Changes to the proportional representation electoral system will be brought to create opportunities for voters to elect their representative from their own electorates, he added.
Sirisena was speaking at the UPFA’s maiden media conference after the general elections at the Mahaweli Centre auditorium yesterday. He said the Government is keen to conduct the next Local Government election in accordance with a new representation system.

Commenting on the victorious mandate obtained by the UPFA at the last General elections, he said the number of seats won by the SLFP is 124. The alliance led by the SLFP had come to power four times while the UNP was able to hold power twice under the Constitution of 1978, he said. “The Government will never breach the people’s confidence at the Presidential and the General elections to make Sri Lanka the miracle of Asia,” he stressed. UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said the masses had given the power to form a stable government as requested at the General elections. Premajayantha appealed to all political parties to join hands with the Government to achieve expected development targets without considering political differences. – dailynews


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April 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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