Posted on 06.06.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The Elections Commission yesterday(03) informed the Court of Appeal that If the court issues an order, the Provincial Council elections can be held without delay even without the report on the delimitation of electorates.
President’s Counsel Uditha Igalayawe, who appeared on behalf of the Election Commission, has made this announcement. The petitions, filed by former Chief Minister of Sabaragamuwa Province Maheepala Herath and former Chief Minister of North-central Province S.M. Ranjith seeking a court order to call for the Elections Commission to hold the delayed Provincial Council elections, heard yesterday(03).
Considering these matters, the Court of Appeal issued the order to take up the petitions again on August 2nd.
The petitioner, former chief minister, stated that postponing provincial council election day by day would violate the people’s right to vote.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has ordered to take up the petition filed by the organization called “Sathya Gaweshakayo” on the 17th, which seeks an order to call for Provincial Council elections at the earliest possible.