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Sep 16, 2017

Elections chief ready to hold polls! Featured

Elections commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya says local government polls and a referendum can be held in January in the event the president or the Supreme Court issues an order that a referendum is needed on the 20th amendment to the constitution.

‘Mawbima’ quoted him as saying that he was prepared to hold elections any time, and that the one needing priority would be held first.

Deshapriya said he intends holding the LG polls on January 06.

The SC determination on petitions that challenge the 20th amendment has been intimated to the speaker, who will announce it to parliament on September 19.

On the following day, the House will debate the draft bill on the amendment.

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