The Chairman of the Elections Commission says that the Local Government elections will be held on or before February 17, 2018.
However, the election will not be held on a public holiday or a Sunday, he said. Chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya made this observation during a press briefing held in Colombo today (4).
He said that the Elections Commission will consider the requests made by political parties and business community to hold the elections on a Saturday and not on a weekday.
He said that they had pointed out that holding the election on a weekday would have an impact on the economy and therefore the matter would be taken into consideration.