The draft Bill related to the holding of the Local Government (LG) election is to be tabled in Parliament next week.
The steps to be taken by the Government on holding the election is complete and as a result the regulations related to the polls will be tabled for Parliament approval next week.
“There are various criticisms in the media which state that the Government is not holding elections. But the actual reason for us not hold elections was the irregularities in the bill which had been made in relation to election of representatives for local Government bodies,” the President said.
“There hasn’t been any scientific, permanent program for waste management by any of the previous Governments. All those who think without political hypocrisy will acknowledge that. The current Government will end this garbage issue so that any future Governments will not face this problem,” he added. (Colombo Gazette)