Written by Nathasha De Alwis
20 Apr, 2019 | 7:06 pm
Colombo (News 1st): The current tenure of the Western Provincial Council ends at midnight tomorrow (April 21).
Following the ending of its tenure, the Western Provincial Council too will be under the Governor’s purview.
With this, a total of 8 Provincial Councils will be overlooked by the respective Governors.
The tenure of North Western, North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces ended in 2017 and the tenure of Central, North Western and Nothern Provinces ended in September 2018.
The tenure of the Southern Provincial Council ended on the 10th of this month. Only the Uva Province remains to be taken under the purview of the Governor and the ending of its tenure will be this September.
Against such a backdrop, what is the possibility of conducting the Provincial Council elections which keeps getting postponed?
UPFA MP Keheliya Rambukwella says the government keeps on postponing the elections citing various issues such as the report on delimitation.
Meanwhile, UNP MP S.M. Marikkar said Provincial Council elections will be held after the Presidential and the General Elections.
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