Apr 06, 2021

Wimal opposes SLPP's new electoral proposal Featured

It is reported that government affiliated parties have rejected the new preferential system put forward by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for the Provincial Council elections.

According to the new system, it has been proposed to field three candidates from the same party for each division.

Accordingly, the relevant candidates must first make sure that the party initially gets the vote and then ask for a preferential vote for themselves.

According to that system, all three candidates should spend money to ensure the victory of the party.

However, minister Wimal Weerawansa has strongly objected to this and has pointed out that two members of the same party would end up being 'deceived' by this system.

Wimal further pointed out that two of the three candidates of the same party contesting for the division are likely to be members of affiliated political parties and that their chances of victory would be very slim.

It is reported that the proposal has not received a good response even from among the SLPP members. It is said that the proposal was made by

the proposal has not received a good response . The proposal was made by Basil Rajapaksa, the founder and national organizer of the SLPP.