After a special meeting between the Prime Minister and the Election Commission, the State Minister for Local Government Mr. Janaka Wakkambura has stated that the local government polls will not be held on the 25th.
Speaking to the media, the Minister of State has further stated.
“A friendly discussion was held with the Election Commission regarding the future activities. It was discussed how to pay the salaries of the government employees who contested the election till April 25th and thereafter. They said that a recommendation will be sent from the Election Commission, then the officials will be appointed to a place outside the constituency where they are contesting and they will pay their salaries. Also, the Attorney General’s failure to appear on behalf of the Election Commission was also discussed there. He also said that the Prime Minister will do justice to the demands of the Election Commission after discussing with the Ministry of Finance. “
“The Election Commission will hold a separate discussion with the Finance Ministry in the future. And then those guys say. Anyway, according to the current situation, it is difficult to hold a vote on April 25. Anyone can see that, since there was no postal vote, they will make some statement about the future before April 25.” It has been mentioned.