The government wishes to contest an election for the local government units including Pradeshiya Sabhas, Urban Councils and Municipal Councils, said Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, addressing a ceremony yesterday (20).
“We have to protect the political mandate given to this government. It should be strengthened. In that context, we should be converting this political power. As the Chairman of the Election Committee of Parliament, I was given a message through your proposals to establish a mixed electoral system and ensure the representation of the youth. Therefore, the committee is meeting these days to turn it into a success. We hope that we will be able to come to a conclusion in the coming days and move the country towards a local government election soon, increase the power of the people of the villages and strengthen the public institutions of the villagers,” he said.