TNA responsible for delay to hold PC Election-GL
2021-04-19 at 19:13
Minister Prof. GL Peiris today attributed the delay in the conduct of the Provincial Council Election to the Tamil National Alliance.
Speaking at a media briefing, the Minister said he was amused by a statement by the TNA that called for the prompt conduct of the Provincial Council Election.
Minister Peiris said the Provincial Council Election could not be held due to a Draft Bill tabled by the former government that was wrongfully approved.
He charged the Draft Bill abolished the old electoral system and failed to introduce a new electoral system creating a void on purpose.
Minister Peiris said the government hopes to conduct the Provincial Council Election within six months after the completion of necessary legal measures.
He noted a new Act must be tabled for approval, adding that the compilation of the Draft Bill has commenced.
The Minister said the matter cannot be brought to a conclusion in one round of talks.