Tamil – Muslim parties push for PR system

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Both Tamil and Muslim political parties in the Sri Lanka have decided to work together on electoral reforms.

Politicians representing the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF), Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) took part in a formal meeting held on Saturday (30).

They are decided to demand Proportional Representation (PR) system in the upcoming elections, particularly on upcoming Provincial and Parliamentary polls. They are of the view that any other mixed electoral system would be detrimental to adequate representation of Tamil and Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.

The meeting came in the wake of a recent Sri Lankan government announcement that a new Constitution with electoral reforms would be placed before the public by next year, which will affect Tamil and Muslim representation on their region.

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