PC Polls before December: Speaker agrees to work out roadmap

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 By Kelum Bandara

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya agreed to work out a roadmap for the conducting of the provincial councils elections before December this year.  


Mr. Deshapriya told the Daily Mirror yesterday that the Speaker had convened a meeting with him and the members of the Delimitation Commission assigned to demarcate the boundaries of new electorates in keeping with the electoral system to be introduced for the elections to the provincial councils.   

He said the Parliament had the power for legislative work.  “It is the supremacy of Parliament. The Speaker agreed to give us a roadmap outlining how the elections could be conducted before December, this year,” he said.   

Speaker signs KDU Bill

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday signed the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill, which would enable SAITM students to be absorbed into the KDU. 

The Bill, with amendments, was earlier approved by Parliament without a vote. Accordingly, the bill came to effect from yesterday.(YP)