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Lankan Parliament to be Dissolved 'Sooner Than Expected': Sirisena

The Sri Lankan parliament will be dissolved sooner than expected President Maithripala Sirisena told a delegation of the Tamil Progress Alliance (TPA) here on Wednesday.

Published: 17th June 2015 08:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2015 08:38 PM   |  A+A-

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan parliament will be dissolved “sooner than expected President Maithripala Sirisena told a delegation of the Tamil Progress Alliance (TPA) here on Wednesday.

“The decision to dissolve soon has been arrived at,” the President told Mano Ganeshan, leader of the TPA, and his colleagues, government ministers P.Thigambaram and V.Radhakrishnan.

“He is waiting to see the proceedings in parliament on the 20 th.Constitutional Amendment (20A) embodying electoral reforms,” Ganeshan said.

“The President said that 20A will brought to parliament. Irrespective of the “contents” of the gazette version he assured that new “amendments” will be introduced at the committee stage mainly to safeguard the minor and minority party interests and he will stand by his promise that election reforms will not harm the minority interests but protect.  He reminded us that he fixed 255 as the number, in his original proposals to the nation, only to provide space for the minor party interests,” Ganeshan further said.



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