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TNA Opposes Elections Department Statement

Jul 28, 2011 11:55:44 AM - thesundayleader.lk

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.