Minor parties agree to 60 percent

mano-ganeshan-2Minor political parties have agreed to 60 percent of the proposals on electoral reforms following talks held with the President yesterday.

Democratic People’s Front leader Mano Ganeshan said that the minor parties will have further discussions on the remaining 40 percent of the proposals and look to reach a consensus.

President Maithripala Sirisena met political party leaders and representatives yesterday for crucial talks to break the deadlock over the proposed electoral reforms.

The President’s office said that the cabinet paper on the proposed electoral reforms was discussed at yesterday’s meeting which was also attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

President Maithripala Sirisena had told the party leaders that any changes to the proposals already on the table, can be produced before 12 noon tomorrow to the Presidential Secretariat.

He said that once the proposals are handed over, another round of talks will be held in an attempt to reach a final agreement. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. It is very encouraging to note that the President is prepared to listen to the smaller parties as well, unlike the previous regime. This is a good sign for democracy
    as he is interested in everyone’s opinion. One wonders
    as to why this man, with years of experience in politics
    was not in the limelight in the previous couple of decades, though he was in active politics. He could be matched with M/S Nelson Mandela & Mahathma Ghandi.

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