Government, opposition in war of words on LG polls

Faiszer MusthaphaThe Government and the opposition argued in Parliament today on the failure to hold the Local Government (LG) elections.

Opposition Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena accused the Government of intentionally postponing the elections.

However Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha, insisted that there was no attempt to intentionally postpone the election.

He said that an issue on delimitation had resulted in the polls being postponed.

Minister Faiszer Musthapha said that once the issues on delimitation are resolved, steps will be taken to hold the election. (Colombo Gazette)

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