New Parliament by September – President
Posted on May 20th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the Sri Lankan Parliament will be dissolved after appointing a constitutional council and that there will be a new Parliament by September.

The President made this announcement during a meeting with heads of media organisations at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

He stated that in the past the appointing of representatives to the constitutional council was done according to a single person’s decision and that as per the 19th amendment to the constitution the appointments will henceforth be made based on the collective decision of a group as it is more democratic.

Sirisena said that the government’s next mandate will be the General Election and that a final agreement has still not been reached with regard to which electoral system will be employed for the election.

Relevant discussions on the matter would take place today, he said, adding that he too imagines that the masses would require some time to get accustomed to a new electoral system.

The President said he believes that a majority of Parliamentarians would prefer the General Election this year being held under the existing system. However, he said that the Parliament has been granted the space to reach a final decision on the matter.

Sirisena, who is the Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), said that he has issued instruction for the commencement of preparing party nominations for the upcoming election from today.

3 Responses to “New Parliament by September – President”

  1. Sarath W Says:

    This traitor has already forgotten all his 100 day yahapalanaya promises. Now it is Horapalanaya with his illegal dictator PM, Crooked Governor of central bank and Finance Minister, Idiotic poofter Foreign Minister and much hated Chandrika Modi.

  2. Kumari Says:

    Well said, Sarath W. I wouldn`t have put it better.

  3. Independent Says:

    No matter whicht traitor rules Tamils should not be allowed to SELF RULE

    Sri Lanka police arrest scores for violence in North over alleged rape, murder of school girl
    Wed, May 20, 2015, 08:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 20, Jaffna: Sri Lanka police in the Northern city of Jaffna Wednesday arrested over hundred people after violent protests erupted in and around the Jaffna court premises over the alleged gang rape and murder of a school girl in Kayts.

    The police used tear gas to disperse the violent protesters and arrested 127 people who attacked the police and the Jaffna court complex injuring six police personnel. Two prison vehicles were also damaged in the incident.

    The protestors, demanding the police to hand over the nine suspects arrested by the police over the brutal crime to them, stoned the Jaffna court complex. They demanded the court to give the highest punishment to the suspects.

    The victim, an 18 year old student of the Pungudutivu Maha Vidyalayam, was gang raped and strangled to death. Her body was found last week, with her hands and legs tied to a log inside a run-down house in Pungudutivu.

    Violent protests broke out in Jaffna following the discovery of the body and the subsequent arrests of suspects.

    Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said the Inspector General of Police has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and a special team led by the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Sudath Nagahamulla has been deployed to carry out the investigation into the crime.

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