Elections Commission observes plans to postpone LG Polls

Elections Commission observes plans to postpone LG Polls

Elections Commission observes plans to postpone LG Polls

Written by Keshala Dias

28 Jan, 2018 | 12:08 pm

The Elections Commission says plans are afoot to postpone Local Government Elections if Parliament convenes on February 8, by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

When inquiries were made, member of the Elections Commission, Rathnajeevan Hool, noted that the Local Government Elections may be postponed to February 12, or a latter date, if the Prime Minister convenes Parliament on February 8.

When News 1st made inquiries into the matter, a member of the commission, Rathnajeevan Hool, confirmed this situation.

Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at a rally in Morawaka yesterday, said, he has informed the Speaker to convene the Parliament on February 8.

He said a letter of request will be presented to the speaker in this regard, tomorrow.

Member of the Elections Commission, Rathnajeevan Hool, further noted that the Local Government Elections may be postponed to February 12, or a latter date, if the Prime Minister convenes Parliament on the 8th of next month, during the silent period.


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