North Central Province Chief Minister Peshala Jayaratne told local newspaer on Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena had requested them to be ready for an election before the year end.
The CM made the announcement after meeting the President at the Presidential secretariat Wednesday (16).
Jayaratne also said since the SLFP had progressed as a strong party under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena it would face no difficulties in winning elections.
The NCP had spent more than Rs. 5 billion under various expenditure heads including education, health and highways, he said.