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* Motion presented to appoint PSC to identify changes to election laws and electoral system passed
Tue, Apr 6, 2021, 12:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: The motion tabled by the Leader of the House and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to appoint a parliament select committee (PSC) to identify appropriate changes to the election laws and electoral system and to recommend necessary amendments has been passed.

The Select Committee will consist of 15 members and the motion states that the recommendations of the committee should be submitted within six months post the appointment of the Select Committee made by the Speaker.

The responsibility of the Committee is to identify shortcomings of the existing electoral system and its structure and to make recommendations with regards to the amendments pertaining to the subject matter.

The committee could decide on its quorum, summon any person before it, to require any person to produce any document or record, to procure and receive all such evidence, written or oral as it may think necessary for the fullest consideration, obtain services of specialists and experts in the relevant fields and make interim reports from time to time and sit notwithstanding any adjournment of Parliament.


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