The District Returning officers of respective districts have issued gazette notifications to hold the Local Government election on April 25, 2023 as per the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance, the Elections Commission announced today.
It said the Government Printer agreed to print and submit the postal ballot papers within five days and other ballot papers within 20 to 25 days.
The EC said in a statement that Senior DIG (Elections) has agreed to assign the required number of police personnel during the printing of ballot papers as requested by the Government Printer.
The officials of the Power and Energy Ministry and Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) have agreed to provide the required fuel stocks as requested by the EC within the next few days.
The Commission said these agreements were reached during a meeting with relevant state institutions to remove the obstacles to holding the election as per the Supreme Court interim order. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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