The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) today said the government won’t hold Provincial Council (PC) elections prior to the presidential election in fear of a PC poll defeat and also to avoid recurrence of any political conflicts.
Addressing a news briefing, PHU Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said the government’s announcement that PC elections would be held in December 2018 was another false hope.
“Both the UNP and the JVP together introduced an electorate method for provincial council election by amending the Provincial Council Election Act in September 2017, with a view to postpone the election showing delimitation of electorates as an excuse. The Prime Minister assured that elections would be held before March 2018. Neither the JVP nor the UNP utter a single word about delimitation today,” he said.
He said if PC elections are held before the presidential election, the SLPP will be able to secure power in seven out of nine councils.
“The SLPP will be able to use this strong provincial network for its presidential election campaign. Therefore, the government wants to hold the presidential elections when provincial councils have been dissolved,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 11
Yeti Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:40 AM
Well the crusaders of democracy are strangely sleep after jan 08 2015. So this govt can do whatever they want.
Sambo Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:49 AM
This Parrot never stops shouting. Always has a cracker to shout for.
Bannis Mama Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:00 PM
This idiot has no other work other than washing clothes to Mahinda.
Yeti Tuesday, 19 June 2018 07:00 AM
The all knowing Gammampila has spoken!!!
Dr. C.K. Weerakody Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:55 AM
Is the broken mouth Gamampilla a prophet?
Rupet Ranasinghe Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:43 PM
Yes he knows how to rob and cheat people, my God how many innocent people he had played out... only God knows.
Wedage Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:13 AM
What are talking nonense, always elections elctions. Think about the Country. Do something good for the Country. Do not criticised every other work. Country is facing huge financial crises. Have you read the Article published by Auditor General today. These are not happening right now but for last two decades.
Dennis Reeves Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:58 AM
Well said, the country is like a sinking ship, this idiot utters bullshit, these fellows are not bothered about the country only power and waiting to loot the public money again.
Ven Kottawa Amaratissa Thero Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:59 AM
You gave the right hard slap to Gamampilla, hope he will not open his dirty mouth again.
VJ Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:26 AM
Is he now an astrologer as well?
Dr. (Mrs) Sheela Karunaratne Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:45 PM
Yes true, Govt. won't hold any elections hereafter. So, what are you going to do? Are you going to Fast like Weerawansa in the street?
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