The Elections Commissioner has by now received the two Governors’ official notices that have given directives to dissolve the North Western and Central Provincial Councils.
North Western Governor Tissa Balagalle expressed his views to our new team.
Central Provincial Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa also expressed his view to our news team.
The Department of Elections stated that the gazette notification in this regard has already been sent to the Government Press.
Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent an official notice to the Election Commissioner in order to hold the North Provincial Council election.
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said earlier that elections for the 3 Provincial Councils will be held on September 21 or 28.
The terms of the North Western and the Central Provincial Councils will expire by the month of March next year.
However reports reaching our news team stated that Chief Ministers of both Provincial Councils made a formal request from the respective governors on Wednesday to dissolve their Provincial Councils prematurely.