UNP decides to go for General Election after April 23

United National Party - UNP

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has decided to go for a General Election after April 23, as promised to the public during the Presidential polls campaign, the Minister of Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said.

According to the government 100-day pledge, it was scheduled to prepare a new election reform in accordance with the proposals put forward by the all party committees by March 2, and pass the new system by March 17.

Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne on Thursday also said that the Cabinet has decided to hold the General Election only after constitutional changes take place for new electoral system.

The Minister added that the Government might take more time to make the proposed reforms, if 100-days period is not enough.

(Ada Derana)