Hold elections to 3 PCs: Rohitha challenges govt.

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By Sheain Fernandopulle   

Former minister and MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena yesterday  challenged the Government to hold elections to three Provincial  Councils, Sabaragamuwa,   

North-Central and Eastern in the same month.   Addressing a news briefing, he said although the government  had promised on numerous occasions that it would hold the elections to  the three PCs, it had been unable to do so due to the instability of the  government.   

“If the UNP and SLFP intend to contest the PC polls  together they are welcome to do so. But, we know for sure that whichever  party or amalgamation of parties put their names forward for the PC  polls, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna headed by former President  Mahinda Rajapaksa will win at the election convincingly,”  Abeygunawardena said.   Meanwhile, he said people were confronted with a lot of  issues due to the hike in fuel prices. “The prices of goods like fish,  short eats, and tea would go up soon. This situation is a result of the  poor economic management of the government,” Abeygunawardena said.