LG electoral system should be amended

Published : 9:10 am  February 16, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Yohan Perera   

The local government electoral system has to be changed as it has created a mess, Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardene said yesterday.

Minister Abeywardene told the media that the system had become a mess as it had mixed up democracy and terrorism.   

Citing an example he said the United National Party won the Badulla District at the recent local government election but an opposition party has secured the local councils in the district. “This is like mixing up terrorism with democracy,” the Minister said.   “I am also responsible for this situation as I also voted for this electoral system. However this electoral system should be amended, “he added.