Amend Election Laws to Address Crossovers, Expulsions, and Preferential Vote

“In recent past crossovers motivated by bribes of cabinet portfolios, cash bonanzas and other perks have been recorded”


A parliamentarian elected by the people under a given party at an election, for a specific period, it is essential, that the member remains with the party he or she represent for the full term. Whether a chosen member is debarred from doing so by the party or not, the member should not be allowed to cross the floor by holding the helpless, voiceless voter to ransom. By allowing this, we change the balance of power in the House and also violate the very essence of principles of democracy. An amendment to the Constitution prohibiting Members of Parliament crossing over from the Opposition to the Government would be another remedy, a move that requires an unselfish attitude by the leaders in the Government. 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/Amend-Election-Laws-to-Address-Crossovers-Expulsions-and-Preferential-Vote/172-178811