Jun 20, 2017

President calls for reduction of Provincial Councillors

President Maithripala Sirisena said with the new Constitution, half the number of Provincial Councillors will be reduced.

The President had made this statement during a special discussion between the SLFP and UNP ministers regarding the paragraphs that need to be included in the proposed new Constitution yesterday.

The President had pointed out that the number of Pradeshiya Sabha members according to the new Constitution would be around 8,000. He said even at the rate of Rs. 15,000 per person as wages, a huge amount would have to be spent.