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TNA Opposes Elections Department Statement

The TNA has said the decision of the Elections Department to reduce the number of parliamentary seats allocated to the Jaffna District was unfair.

TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has told the media that the decision to reduce the parliamentary seats from 10 to six was not a fair decision.

The Elections Department announced earlier in the day that the number of seats allocated to the Jaffna District may be reduced due to the decline in the number of voters by 320,000 since 2009.

The media reported that the four remaining seats would be allocated to the Ratnapura, Matara, Kurunegala and Badulla Districts.

However, Premachandran has explained that many civilians who have fled fromJaffnaduring the war were still in the process of returning to the country.

The parliamentarian has added that the party would discuss the matter with the Elections Department.

4 Comments for “TNA Opposes Elections Department Statement”

  1. gayan

    :) you should have expected that to happen. Those are the high handed tactics by HE RoyalAss since the people defied him in Jaffna.

  2. raj

    TNA should not expect justice from Hitler’s government and its appointees.

  3. Saro

    Parliamentary representation of Tamils was 21.5% in 1947 and after independence reduced to 12.9% in 1949, in the last election it stood at 10% and in the next will further slashed to marginal 8.4%. The majority community increases its MPs steadily at the expense of Tamils by government sponsored settlements of Sinhalese in minority areas and counting Tamil electors while they are displaced abroad and to other cities in the south due to militarisation.

  4. SL

    The main reason for reduction in the number of Jaffna district parliamentary seats is due to tha fact that people have moved out of the city. Some have gone abroad some have moved to south. So if there has been an injustice, it would be for the people living in other parts of the country. TNA has been enjoying an unfair advantage so far. I can recall in 2004, in Vanni, a person was elected to the parliament with just 15 votes. That is not democracy.

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