LG Polls on a day between September 20, this year and March 20, next year | Sri Lanka News

The Election Commission is getting ready for the conduct of the local authorities’ election within a period of six months starting from September 20, this year in keeping with the law, an official said. 

An official of the Commission told Daily Mirror that the term of the local authorities- Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas- had been extended for one year, and their new term would begin on March 20, next year. 

He said the Commission is empowered to conduct the polls to these local bodies on a date within the six months’ period prior to that. 

“It means we have to conduct the polls on a date between September 20, this year and March 20, 2023,” he said. 
Earlier, Subject Minister Dinesh Gunawardana announced that the elections would not be postponed no matter what. 

The Ministry is now planning for a few amendments to be incorporated into the election law shortly. The local authorities’ elections were conducted in 2018 for the last time.(Kelum Bandara) 

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