FR petition filed by PAFFREL on Local Government Elections

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 8:08

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Fundamental Rights petition filed by People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) seeking an order to hold the local government election forthwith in respect of the local authorities was fixed for support on October 7.

The petition was filed by PAFFREL citing Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha, the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry Secretary, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya and nine others as respondents.

They accuse the Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister has postponed the local government elections continuously.