The commissioner of Elections, Mahindha Deshapriya has announced that the number of MPs for Jaffna Electoral District (Jaffna and Kilinochchi ) has been raised to 7. On the basis of the voters’ list for 2016, the number seats for Badulla had been reduced to 8 from 9.
Following this the number of seats for Jaffna Electoral district has been increased to 7 from 6.
The number of seats allocated to Jaffna during 2014 election was 7 and 7 members were elected from Jaffna Electoral District. As the 2015 election held on the basis of the 2014 Voters’ list 7 members elected from Jaffna. Later in 2015 the seats were reduced to 6.