SLFP youth front urge political parties to extend support
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front has urged all
political parties represented in parliament to extend support for the
"President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to prune executive
presidential powers during his campaign and did so. The next challenge
is to pass the 20th Amendment and introduce a new electoral system to
elect members who are directly responsible to Parliament, "Deputy Media
Minister and SLFP Youth Front President, Shantha Bandara told the Sunday
He said, there was no need to hold a General Election as the current
Parliament could continue until April 2016.
The Deputy Minister said the UNP has proposed to reduce the number of
electorates from 160 to 125. "This may cause practical problems. We
request the UNP not to submit proposals which are impractical," he said.