May 06, 2021

SLPP wants Provincial Council elections to be postponed. Featured

The district leaders of the SLPP have urged Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to hold the Provincial Council election, citing the prevailing situation in the country.
It is reported that SLPP district leaders have submitted a proposal to postpone the Provincial Council elections at a meeting presided over by premier Rajapaksa on May 04.
Political sources say the SLPP leaders are of the view that the amending of the provincial council act and as well as the demarcation of electors should be completed before the elections.
However, the media has reported that the leaders of other political parties of the government did not attend the particular meeting. Amongst the leaders who boycotted the meeting were Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila, Vasudeva Nanayakkaara, Tissa Vitharana, Dr. G. Weerasinghe, A.L.A.M. Athaullah, Tiran Alles, Asanka Nawarathna and Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thera.