Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has said that it is ludicrous to note that the opposition was attempting to achieve political gains referring to the postponement of elections of certain local bodies.
Addressing a news conference in Colombo, the Minister said that Court rulings cannot be given immediately. The Judiciary as well as the Elections Commissioner had no other alternative but to postpone the elections. The UNP always calls for the strengthening of the Elections Commissioner, the Election Commission and not to influence their decisions. But the Minister emphasized that today the UNP was critical of the decisions taken by the Polls Chief. He said it is better for opposition members to go for a separate class on Election Laws.