• Architects of electoral reforms unite – Urge parties to pass reforms
    For the first time since the debate on electoral reforms commenced in March 2015, the architects of all the main proposals on reforms came together at the Foundation Institute today (24) to urge political parties to pass the reforms and to support the two proposals presented to the Cabinet earlier this week.
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  • The 20th Amendment on electoral reforms proposed by the SLFP will be submitted to the cabinet
    The 20th Amendment on electoral reforms proposed by the SLFP will be submitted to the cabinet tomorrow, sources said. The presentation of 19th Amendment to the Constitution in Parliament had been postponed until April 27 followed by a vote on April 28.
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  • Choices in electoral reforms in Sri Lanka (Draft for discussion only)
    Responses to multiple drafts by the Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya, the Elections Commissioner, and his staff are gratefully acknowledged.Contributions by Dr. K. Vigneswaran;Prof. Rohan Samarajiva;Mr. Asoka Pieris, former Secretary, Ministry of Land; Dr. VinyaAriyaratna; Prof. SudanthaLiyanage, Dr. Asoka Abhayagunawardana; Prof RajivaWijesinghe and Mr. TrishanPereraare also acknowledged with gratitude. Opportunities to present at workshops organized by CaFFEsrilanka.org
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  • Counsel oppose rigid control of private media during polls Arguments for and against 19th A before SC
    The state should not rigidly control private media institutions, especially during the time of a poll. All the broadcasting and telecasting stations will deliver the same message favourable to the regime of the time, Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena President’s Counsel told the Supreme Court yesterday. Counsel was referring to the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Petitions against and some interventions in favour of the amendment were heard before the Supreme Court.
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  • Two clear choices in electoral reforms
    Recent electoral reforms in Sri Lanka started with a change from majoritarian orfirst-past-the-post system (FPTP) to proportional representation (PR)system in 1978. Current debate in Sri Lanka is about introducing a mixed method. These debates are not mere exercises in argumentation. They form the backdrop to critical constitutional reforms including electoral reforms that Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, the newly elected President, is committed to implement.
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2015-04-03
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ONLY SINHALA HARDLINERS STIFLE SAMPANTHAN
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National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Leader Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera said today parliame
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The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians
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NPC must be considerate of their people - Varatharaja Perumal points out
election Period
Dec-01 2014 - Jan-12 2015
Ampara District
Election law violations 28
Election violence 6
   
Total 34
   
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Anuradhapura District
Election law violations 102
Election violence 11
   
Total 113
   
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Badulla District
Election law violations 44
Election violence 49
   
Total 93
   
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Batticaloa District
Election law violations 8
Election violence 14
   
Total 22
   
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Colombo District
Election law violations 186
Election violence 11
   
Total 197
   
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Galle District
Election law violations 40
Election violence 5
   
Total 45
   
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Gampaha District
Election law violations 85
Election violence 11
   
Total 96
   
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Hambantota District
Election law violations 18
Election violence 11
   
Total 29
   
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Jaffna District
Election law violations 6
Election violence 6
   
Total 12
   
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Kalutara District
Election law violations 60
Election violence 8
   
Total 68
   
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Kandy District
Election law violations 43
Election violence 22
   
Total 65
   
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Kegalle District
Election law violations 0
Election violence 0
   
Total 25
   
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Kurunegala District
Election law violations 46
Election violence 8
   
Total 54
   
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Matale District
Election law violations 28
Election violence 4
   
Total 32
   
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Matara District
Election law violations 45
Election violence 3
   
Total 48
   
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Moneragala District
Election law violations 26
Election violence 0
   
Total 26
   
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Nuwara Eliya District
Election law violations 18
Election violence 20
   
Total 38
   
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Polonnaruwa District
Election law violations 0
Election violence 14
   
Total 22
   
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Puttalam District
Election law violations 35
Election violence 12
   
Total 47
   
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Ratnapura District
Election law violations 55
Election violence 59
   
Total 114
   
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Trincomalee District
Election law violations 35
Election violence 4
   
Total 39
   
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Vavuniya District
Election law violations 13
Election violence 0
   
Total 13
   
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