Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena says the local authorities’ election can be held under a mixed electoral system and ensuring youth representation and relevant recommendations.
Addressing the conference of the All Ceylon Youth Federation of the People’s United Front today, the Minister said the youth should be made stake holders in new development.
Meanwhile, Minister Gunawardena said the Select Committee of Parliament to identify appropriate reforms of the election laws and the electoral system and to recommend necessary amendment is currently engaged in discussions to propose changes to make the electoral system a success.
The Minister added the Select Committee will work towards holding the Local Authorities Election promptly to ensure the people’s issues can be addressed through local government bodies.
He claimed due to traditional systems there is great wastage and therefore new methods must be implemented.