Govt cannot be held responsible for LG polls delay - Faizer
February 10, 2016 06:24 pm
Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha says that the government cannot take responsibility for the delay in holding local government elections.
He stated that certain individuals have moved the Supreme Court with a fundamental rights petition with regard to the delay in holding LG polls.
Addressing a media briefing today, he said that the act was fully implemented before the completion of delimitation activities and that therefore the government cannot go back.
The Minister further charged that individuals who are attempting to split the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are knowingly or unknowingly fulfilling a contract of the United National Party (UNP).
However, those who held leadership of the SLFP have a responsibility to protect the party, Mustapha said.