PC Polls before May 31 – President

A proposal was presented yesterday(29) at the Cabinet Meeting by President Maithripala Sirisena proposing to hold elections for all Provincial Councils on the same day.

The proposal, which was presented as a special Cabinet Memorandum by the President stated that the elections for the PCs whose term has already expired and for the PCs whose term will expire soon should be held on the same day before May 31.

It further stated that the PC polls should be held under the proportional representation system, and that 25 slots of the nominations should be allocated to women.