Prez asks UPFA MPs to push Govt. to hold PC polls

Published : 9:15 am  January 9, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Kelum Bandara

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentary group to pressure the government to hold elections to the provincial councils as early as possible. 
Elections to six provincial councils are overdue but there is a legal snag in holding elections because of legislation that provides for a change in the current electoral system.  The President has  told the UPFA  MPs to push the government to hold the elections, at least under the old system by amending the law.   



President Maithripala Sirisena is seen declaring open the new Laggala City as part of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga development project. 
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