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Legislature to control election expense soon

The need to control the expenses incurred by candidates or parties contesting in elections has been discussed by the Government.

Accordingly, approval was given at the Cabinet Meeting held on 17th October 2017 to amend the existing Ordinances in order to make provisions to minimize the illegal conduct of elections.

The Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to identify the reforms related to the structure and rules of Parliamentary elections and submit amendments has reached an agreement in consultation with the relevant parties. 

Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by H.E. the President to advise legal draftsmen to draft proposed amendments taking into account the above approvals and consensus.