Prime Minister signs for the proposed criteria for media to be presented...

Prime Minister signs for the proposed criteria for media to be presented in Parliament

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Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe signed for the proposed criteria for media to be presented in Parliament. The Prime Minister signed thedocuments,after engaging in religious observance, as his inaugural duty of the New Year, today.

The Elections Commission published the media guidelines in the Gazette on the 4th of lastmonth. The guidelines are meant to hold a fair and impartial election according to the Constitution.

Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe signed the document at Temple Trees today. The approval of the cabinet has already been granted for these media guidelines and it is to be presented in Parliament for obtaining the legality.

The Prime Minister said that a new electoral system has been introduced and the political parties who do not bag seats in the political institutions,though they have a good deal of votes will be able to secure positions in such institutions under anew system, according to a proportional method.

He urged all the political parties to extend their support for the initiative. The Premier also wished a happy New Year to all.

Meanwhile, a special New Year partyfor staff of the Prime Minister’s Office was also arranged at Temple Trees.