The motion by the Hon. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mahinda Rajapaksa for the purpose of appointing a Select Committee of Parliament to identify appropriate reforms of the election laws and the electoral system and to recommend necessary amendments is scheduled to be presented in Parliament on Monday the 5th.
Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the motion will be presented by the Minister of Foreign and Leader of the House Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena at the time of adjournment that afternoon.
Furthermore, the relevant Select Committee consists 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 Hon. Speaker, the Secretary General said.
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