Government likely to hold LG polls on January 20: Kiriella | Daily News

Government likely to hold LG polls on January 20: Kiriella

The possibility of holding the Local Government Elections on January 20 next year or a date nearby to it has gained the attention of the Government, Higher Education and Highways Minister and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said.

He said the UNP was well prepared to contest the elections, and it has already received nearly 30,000 applications from prospective candidates seeking party nomination. Kiriella said more emphasis would be laid on youth sections in the candidate selection.

Several leading political parties were already having discussions with the UNP to contest the elections in coalition with it, he said.


 

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