The JVP has called for amendments to the Executive Presidency and the country’s voting system.
The proposal was made before the Parliament Select Committee appointed to identify Appropriate Reforms on Election Laws and Electoral System.
The JVP is of the view the proportional representation system is suitable for the country.
Testifying before the Committee, JVP MP Vijitha Herath said if amendments are made by changing the principles of the proportional representation system, the executive presidency will also have to be amended.
Meanwhile, MP Harini Amarasuriya has pointed out the need to take action to ensure the women’s representation.
She also suggested that 50 percent of the national list should be allocated for women.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress testifying before the Select Committee also claimed the proportional representation system is appropriate for the country.
The party pointed out that the proportional representation system could ensure fair representation of the people and that people’s vote would add value under this system.
The All Ceylon Makkal Congress testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee proposed to amend the electoral system to protect the rights of minorities.
The Parliamentary Select Committee met under the chairmanship of Leader of the House, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.