Sri Lanka's government has stated that elections to its Provincial Councils will be held early in 2022


Posted on 09 October 2021


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Sri Lanka's government has stated that elections to its Provincial Councils will be held early in 2022, after the passage of a constitutional reform required to return to the Proportional Representation electoral system. A meeting of a parliamentary committee on electoral reforms held on Friday revealed the government's intention to hold the long-delayed elections. Following the meeting, Mano Ganesan, the leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), announced Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa promised to hold elections in the "first quarter of 2022."

The announcement comes only days after Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla broached the issue of early provincial elections during his official visit to Sri Lanka.


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  • Sri Lanka's government has stated that elections to its Provincial Councils will be held early in 2022.