Mar 19, 2021

Task of holding Provincial elections given to Basil

The task of drafting a bill on conducting the Provincial Council elections as quickly as possible has been handed over to SLPP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa.

It is learnt that Basil Rajapaksa has held a discussion with the Chairman of the Elections Commission on March 17.

The discussion has focused on the possibility of conducting the elections under the previous demarcations.

At a meeting on March 16, the leaders of all the parties of the government had agreed to conduct the elections as quickly as possible.

In case a new act could not be passed within a short period, the party leaders have agreed to conduct the elections under the existing elections system.