Local Government Council Election, End of This Year- Election Commissioner

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“Even though the amended bill for the Local governments has been passed by the Parliament; after the act is being finalized, it needs further 75 days for the preparation for the local government elections” said, the chairman of the election commission, Mr Mahinda Deshapriya.

He further stated that the amended bill has to be signed by Mr Speaker before the 15th of September and if he failed to do so, the election would be delayed until January 2018. Fixing a date for the election is beyond the election commission’s control, he further added.