Tamil Diplomat

Electoral reforms detrimental to minorities: Hakeem

Urban Development Minister Rauff Hakeem has observed that the proposed new electoral reforms will be detrimental to the Tamils, Muslims and the upcountry Tamils.

 He was speaking at a media meeting in Kandy. He stated that as responsible political parties, the representatives of the minorities are prepared to support progressive measures for electoral reforms. But, at the same time, the major national parties must address our grievances, listen to our suggestions and be accommodative.