Minor political parties which met today, have opposed electoral reforms proposals put forward by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Over 30 political parties met in Wellewatta today and discussed moves by the Government to introduce electoral reforms.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem, who was at the meeting, told reporters later that a committee will be formed by the smaller parties represented in Parliament and outside to further discuss electoral reforms proposals.
Hakeem said that at today’s meeting the political parties, which included the Tamil National Alliance, JVP, JHU and EPDP, raised objections to the proposals already put forward by the SLFP.
The minor political parties feel that the electoral reforms proposals of the SLFP will not be favorable to the smaller parties in Parliament.
As a result, while objecting to the proposals, the minor political parties will raise their concerns with the two main political parties in Sri Lanka, namely the SLFP and the United National Party.
President Maithripala Sirisena has already said that he will not dissolve Parliament till a consensus is reached on electoral reforms.
Parliament was to be dissolved after this week with the 100 days of the new Government ending on April 23. (Colombo Gazette)