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* Joint opposition to protest LG election delay
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 08:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 22, Colombo: The joint opposition today said that they will stage a series of protests to demand the government to hold Local Government elections promptly starting from next week.

United People Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Ranjith Soyza speaking to media today said the JO will stage a massive protest on the 30th of this month near the parliament against the continuous delay in the LG polls.

He said the government is continuously delaying the LG polls and the JO will protest the government's undemocratic move. The JO will hold a series of protests across the country, he said.

Meanwhile Minister SB Dissanayake said there is a possibility that the LG Election will be delayed till February due to the formation of new Pradeshiya Sabha in Nuwara Eliya and Maskeliya and due to the election delay at two Pradeshiya Sabha in the Eastern Province as well.

However, the Minister was optimistic that the issues could be resolved within a few weeks and the LG elections will be held in February the latest.


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