LG Polls : SC to hear SJB petition on Friday

February 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has fixed for hearing a petition filed over the delay in holding the Local Government elections, for Friday, the 3rd of March 2023. 

The petition was filed by Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara. 

The petitioner claims that the government was violating the people’s fundamental rights by not holding the elections. 

The petition has also sought an order from the court seeking to release adequate funds to the Election Commission to hold the Local Government polls.

The National Election Commission last week officially announced that the election has been postponed and will not be held as scheduled on 09th March 2023 due to a lack of funds. 

The National Election Commission also stated that a new date for the election will be announced on 3rd March 2023. (NewsWire)