Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed the relevant institutions to get ready to hold the elections according to the government’s promise of holding Local Government elections before the end of January and Provincial Council elections before the end of March.
The government is planning to hold the election for three Provincial Councils including North-Central, Sabaragamuwa, and Eastern province as well as local government elections before end of March, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (20th Sept.) in parliament.
The world’s political leaders come together today (19th Sept.) to discuss and debate what matters to their countries. President Maithripala Sirisena will attend the United Nations General Assembly in a few hours in New York. While this year’s attention was on UNGA’s new faces including President Trump of the Unites States and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, Sri Lankan President’s speech is expected to engage the international community about some matters important to Sri Lanka as well as the international community.