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Election Commission to meet today to discuss preparations for general election

The National Election Commission will meet on Wednesday at the its office in Rajagiriya to discuss preparations for the General Election, the Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said.

The Elections Commission Chairman said yesterday that they will discuss the preliminary matters related to the general election but a decision on the date of the election cannot be taken today.

However, Mr. Deshapriya said steps will be taken to hold the general election soon.

The decision to expedite the general election comes after the Supreme Court dismissed all Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the election which was to be held on the 20th of June.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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