Several SLPPers against LG polls despite having funds


A group of Pradeshiya Sabha and Municipal Council members representing the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have requested the President to postpone the proposed Local Government election by a few months.It was reported that 47 heads of local government bodies from the SLPP met the President last Wednesday and made this request.

They have said that it is difficult for the people to face an election under the current economic situation, and for the government as well as themselves to incur large expenses for the election.The President who has responded to their request has said that the relevant authorities will take a decision on the election after considering the current economic situation.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam and Local Government State Minister Janaka Wakkambura have also attended the meeting.