Election body gives assurance to Supreme Court on LG polls

The Election Commission today (Jan 18) gave an assurance to the Supreme Court on the upcoming local government (LG) election.

The election body told a Supreme Court bench that LG polls would be conducted in compliance with the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act, once the nominations accepting process is completed.

Nominations for the LG election are accepted from 8.30 a.m. today until 12.00 p.m. on January 21. Meanwhile, accepting election deposits of the candidates, which began on January 04, will continue until 12.00 p.m. on January 20.

Earlier, Commissioner-General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake stated that the date for the LG election would be announced after concluding the acceptance of nominations.

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