PC elections can be held within the calendar year – Deshapriya

PC elections can be held within the calendar year – Deshapriya

August 26, 2017   08:34 am

The elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya stated that, the provincial council elections can be held within the calendar year, if the speaker of parliament signs the proposed amended Local Government elections Bill before September 15. 

Providing his views at a special discussion held with Ada Derana reporters, the commissioner stated that a bill will only become a legally binding document only after the signature of the speaker is placed. 

It was also stated that the elections commissioner will require a mandatory 75-100 days once the bill has been handed over to him to formulate means for an election. He however stated that should all proceedings be completed by September 15, the elections may be held before the GCE Ordinary Level examination this year. 

Mahinda Deshapriya also mentioned that should proceedings get delayed; the elections will have to be postponed to January 2018.   

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories