Dec 07, 2016

LG polls under FTPT system – S.B. Dissanayake Featured

The local government elections will be held by March next year, says minister S.B. Dissanayake, adding the polls will be conducted not under the proportional representation system, but under the first-past-the-post system.

The SLFP central committee headed by president Maithripala Sirisena has taken the decision, he said in Kandy today (07).

However, some object to the holding of the election under this system, but that will be the choice for the LG polls, even if the result relegated the SLFP to third place, he said.

The UNP maintains that the election should take place under the PR system, while the JVP has already objected to the FTPT system.