Permission has been given for parties contesting the Colombo Municipal Councils to establish five offices each.Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya has decided to give permission to each political party contesting the Colombo Municipal to set up five offices each within the area. A special discussion has been held between Secretaries of political parties and the Elections Commissioner. Accordingly, the Elections Secretariat said the decision was reached based on a request made by the Party Secretaries. There are five electorates coming under the Colombo Municipal Council Authority area. They are Central Colombo, Colombo North, Colombo East, Colombo West and Borella. The political parties have been permitted to set up an office in each of the electorates.