Mini polls before Feb. 17 – Nominations for 248 LG bodies from today
Election commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said at a media briefing today (04) that he was ready to hold elections for all local government bodies on a single day. The commission issued a notice announcing the calling of nominations for 248 LG bodies – 17 municipal councils, 23 urban councils and 208 Pradeshiya Sabhas.
Deshapriya said the full strengthen of the state mechanism would have to be employed for the election. He said the commission was the ultimate authority that would decide the date of the election, adding that it could be held on or before February 17. Political parties have made requests to hold the election any day excepting Sundays and public holidays, he said.
Nishantha Priyadarshana
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