The Elections Secretariat states that a sum of rupees 1.5 billion rupees
will be spent to host the upcoming local government polls in the Eastern,
North Central & Sabaragamuwa provinces.
According to a senior spokesperson from the secretariat nearly half a billon rupees has been estimated to host the elections within a single provincial council.
Escalated costs have been attributed to costs in printing charges, labour fees
and various other costs.
The North Central, Sabaragamuwa & Eastern provincial councils were dissolved
during midnight last Wednesday.