Difference of opinion over expired local government institutions within the SLFP; Cabinet decision today
Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva requested to extend the term of office of 234 local government institutes that is to expire on May 15th.
De Silva stated this in response to a question raised by a journalist regarding the decision that has been taken by SLFP Chairman and President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint Commissioners to run local government institutions.
Nimal Siripala de Silva also said that there are contradictory opinions within the party.
Meanwhile, Minister of Public Administration and Buddha Sasana Karu Jayasuriya stated that a final decision will be taken during the cabinet meeting tonight, regarding the 234 local government institutes of which the term of office expires on May 15th.
The Minister stated this while speaking during a media briefing convened in Colombo today.