May 25, 2017

Natl. govt. concept for PCs, LG bodies too! Featured

UNP and SLFP leaders in the government have reached consensus to apply the national government concept to provincial councils as well after the PC elections, ‘Ada’ reports quoting political sources.

Thereafter, that concept will be employed at local government bodies as well, they have agreed further at talks.
The two parties will contest the upcoming PC and LG polls separately, but will thereafter get together to run their administrations.

The party winning the highest number of seats at PCs will get the chief ministerial and two ministerial positions, while the other party will get two ministerial positions.

For LG bodies, party with the most seats will get the mayor or chairman position, while the other party will get the deputy mayor or deputy chairman position.

Leaders of the two parties have decided to further elaborate on the matter.

Meanwhile, certain parties in the joint opposition have agreed to contest the upcoming elections under the ‘flower bud’ logo of Basil Rajapaksa’s party.

However, that is being opposed by certain SLFP MPs in the JO.