Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to introduce electronic voting
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 10:03 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to introduce an electronic voting system to the country, a government minister revealed.

Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has told parliament that the government has taken immediate measures to formulate the relevant legal amendments to introduce electronic voting.

According to the Minister, the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has instructed that existing elections laws need to be amended to introduce the new system and the laws are now being amended for the registration and nullification of voters.

Earlier this year Elections Commissioner suggested the government to introduce an electronic voting system since a large sum of money and human resources had to be invested under the current voting system

He called on all political parties to make the necessary amendments to the Elections Act in order to enable the introduction of an electronic voting system.

The government has prepared a report to bring some electronic machines from India and to demonstrate them to the legislators.

Once the laws have been prepared by the Elections Commissioner, the government will implement the amended laws to introduce electronic voting.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka Elections Commissioner suggests introducing an electronic voting system



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan government vows to take strict legal action against those who damage public property
-- [11 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's private bus operators call off strike
-- [19 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President promises to prepare a National Education Policy for the disabled children
-- [40 minutes ago]
Vista Rooms simplifies corporate travel bookings and cuts travel costs by up to 20%
-- [2 hours ago]
President appoints a special committee to look into bus operators' issues
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan, Maldivian Foreign Ministers discuss strengthening bilateral relations
Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded
FSP leader Kumar Gunaratnam released
Sri Lanka bus, three-wheeler drivers protest higher fines imposed on traffic rule violations
Need of the hour is leaders who can find just solutions - President

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.