President tells officials to focus on calling for PC elections soon


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant officials to take steps to do away with the Provincial Council (Amendment) Bill or its confusions and expedite the holding of the Provincial Council Elections, said the President’s Media Division.

According to a statement from the President’s Media Division, the President had pointed out that the Provincial Council (Amendment) Bill which included several segments including the Electorate System, Delimitation, a mix of the first-past-the-post/simple majority and proportional representation and composition of female representation which was moved by the former government was defeated and at present Provincial Councils are functioning in the absence of public representatives.

The President had emphasized on the need to raise awareness among the public of this situation and call for elections, it added.

The President had made these comment at a meeting with provincial council representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna on Friday (12).