Discussion held on holding PC elections as soon as possible

A discussion headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was held today on holding the Provincial Council (PC) elections as soon as possible.

The discussion was attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, opposition leader R. Sampanthan, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha and party leaders from the opposition and minority parties.

The Elections Commissioner, Attorney General and other officials also attended the discussion.

Jayasuriya noted that concerns are being raised over the delay to hold the elections on schedule.

The Elections Commissioner said that if a final decision is taken before the end of October with regards to the elections then the elections can be held on January 5th next year.

Another discussion with regards to the election is to take place on July 26th. (Colombo Gazette)


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