Provincial council elections cannot be held till a new election law pertaining to the same is enacted, Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardene said today.
Minister Gunawardene who is also the Chairman of Select committee on Election Reforms came out with this information in response to a question raised by SJB MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara.
“ We have already informed the government that we are ready to support amendment of the Provincial Council Elections Ordinance but the government does not seem to be interested,” Mr. Madduma Bandara said.
“ Supreme Courts have held that the provincial council elections cannot be held till the Provincial Council Elections Ordinance is amended . Therefore the provincial Council elections cannot be held in a hurry,” he said.
“ It was your government which messed up the provincial Council Elections Ordinance,” Minister Gunawardene said.(Yohan Perera )