Aug 26, 2017

LG elections before O/L exams!

If the proposed amended Local Government elections Bill passed in parliament yesterday (25) is to be made into law legalising the elections to be held under a mixed system, the Speaker should sign it, said Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.

He said provincial council elections can be held before the O/L examinations, if the speaker of parliament signs before September 15.

Failing which, he said the elections will have to be postponed to January 2018.