All arrangements are in place for the conduct of a free and fair poll. General Secretaries of political parties have assured their full support in this respect. Secretaries of political parties had a meeting with the Elections Chief on the forthcoming Local Government polls. It was held this afternoon. The venue was the Elections Secretariat at Rajagiriya. Many General Secretaries of main political parties attended this meeting. Thereafter giving views to the media, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Minister Maithripala Sirisena said the Government had taken every possible step to hold the election in a peaceful atmosphere. The Minister said it looks like that a peaceful situation was prevailing and only less election violence had been reported. They should be upbeat about it. The Minister said the Government as well as the Freedom Alliance and the SLFP were bound to hold a free and fair poll. He assured to hold the elections also in a legal and disciplined manner.
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