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JVP calls on govt. to reveal reason behind postponing LG polls

11 January 2022 10:23 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Claiming that procrastination of local government election was an anti-democratic move, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today called on the government to reveal the reason behind postponing the Local Government election.

JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference that the subject minister had been empowered by the Local Government Act to postpone the local government election by an year based on a reasonable reason.

He said the government has failed to come out with any reason for the postponement of the LG polls.

"The term of the Local Government Bodies has been extended from March 19, 2022 to March 19, 2023. The government has not cited any reason for putting off elections for all the LG Bodies. We challenge the government to reveal the reason for postponing the LG polls," he said.

He said they see no reason other than the government's fear to go before the people and added that the decision was taken not because of the Covid pandemic.

"The country is fully opened now. All the schools are open now. All the state employees have been called for duties. The government cannot cite covid pandemic as a reason when the country returned to normalcy," he said.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 2

  • Ramesh Tuesday, 11 January 2022 10:37 PM

    Simple, they don't want those 6.9 to know how they elected the bunch of crooks who took the country to present state.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 12 January 2022 06:03 PM

    Rajapakse Family is scared to face an election. Gota Fail!

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