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Minister Says Can’t Hold Elections To All Bodies The Same Day

May 10, 2011 12:33:02 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said that elections to remaining local government bodies could not be held on the same day.

Sirisena has told the media that the government would not be able to hold elections to the remaining local government bodies on the same day due to pending court cases.

He said that while elections to some 23 local bodies, where the terms of office were extended would be held separately, the elections the 67 other local government bodies with pending court cases would be held separately.

According to Sirisena, although the government initially intended to hold election to the all the remaining local government bodies on the same day, it would not be possible due to the pending court cases in some local government bodies.