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* Sri Lanka's Uva Provincial Council likely to be dissolved on July 01
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 07:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to dissolve the Uva Provincial Council by next week, government sources said.

The Uva Provincial Council is expected to be dissolved next week most probably on July 01 and the election is expected in September, sources said.

The Chief Minister of the Provincial Council Sashendra Rajapaksa is to appeal the Governor of the Province Nanda Mathew in writing to dissolve the Provincial Council this week.

Deputy Minister Local Government and Provincial Councils Indika Bandaranayake earlier said that the Uva PC will be dissolved in July 2014 before the end of its term.

The term of the Uva provincial council is due to end on September 26 but according to the Minister, the government plans to dissolve the council next month and hold the election either in August or September.

Meanwhile, all the major political parties are preparing to campaign for the election in the Uva Provincial Council.

The ruling party will set forth incumbent Chief Minister Sashendra Rajapaksa, the son of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and as the Chief Minister candidate.

MP Harin Fernando is slated to contest from opposition United National Party (UNP) as Chief Minister Candidate but it is not yet confirmed.

Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) team is expected to be led by former MP Samantha Vidyaratne.

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