Party Leaders Meeting Today Discuss The Election
Leaders of all political parties will convene today for a special meeting to discuss the delay in the conduct of the Local Government Election.
Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya announced the arrangement following a heated situation that arose in Parliament yesterday over the election.
Backbenchers of the United National Party said the election should be held even if it is under the old electoral system.
The Speaker said a party leaders meeting will be held today to discuss the issue when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returns from India.
The Court of Appeal issued an interim injunction order on Wednesday against implementing the gazette notification on delimitation until the 4th of December.
The order was issued after taking into consideration a petition filed by 6 voters. The petition accuses subject Minister Faiszer Mustapha of misusing his power to amend multi-member seats as individual seats.
Speculation has arisen that the Local Government Election will be delayed as a result of the petition being heard at the Appeals Court.