Stay order on NCPC

A stay order has been issued against dissolving the North Central Provincial Council (NCPC) before its due date.

The stay order was issued today following a petition filed by the UNP at a court in Anuradhapura.

North Central Province Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake was cited as among the respondents in the petition.

The government was preparing to dissolve the North Central Provincial Council as well as the Eastern Provincial Council ahead of time to hold fresh elections in those areas.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa had convened a meeting today to discuss the issue.