Choking on the ward system
Parliament passed the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act No 22
of 2012, in October 2012 with the objective of addressing issues
concerning the present electoral system, which is usually marred by
violence due to the existing Proportional Representation system or
popularly known as manape system to elect representatives to Local
Playing ducks and drakes with ministries
The gazette notification released on September 22, a month after the
formation of the National Unity Government has made far-reaching changes
in the allocation of subjects to a number of ministries.
Making women count at 2016 local polls
With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being a key topic of
discussion as the United General Assembly(UNGA) got underway in New
York, Sri Lanka is adding to the global voices, calling for enhanced
political representation of women.