PC election on December 23, 2018 or January 5, 2019 if existing issues settled - Party Leaders | Daily News

PC election on December 23, 2018 or January 5, 2019 if existing issues settled - Party Leaders

Party Leaders’s are hopeful of holding the Provincial Council election on December 23, 2018 or January 5, 2019 if the existing issues with regard to holding elections are settled before October end.

The Party Leaders’ will meet next Thursday (26) to reach a final decision on holding the Provincial Council Election.

These conclusions were arrived at a special Party Leaders’ meeting held yesterday under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

The Speaker has appointed a review committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in this regard.

The review committee comprises Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, Minister Rauf Hakeem, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya and Delimitation Commission Chairman K. Thawalingam.

The committee was appointed under the provisions of Section 3 (A)/12 of the Provincial Council Election Act No. 17 of 2017.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, Local Government and Provincial Council Minister Faiszer Mustapha, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister Malik Samarawickreme, MP Dinesh Gunawardena, EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissnayake and MP Amir Ali representing Minister Rishad Bathiudeen participated in the meeting.The Chairman of the Election Commission, the Attorney General, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and other senior officers were present at the meeting as well. 


 

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