Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government expects to hold local government election before the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.
Addressing an All Party Meeting held to discuss the delimitation of local government wards; he said a consensus should be reached by political parties before holding elections.
About 2000 appeals have been submitted with regard to delimitation process. They were handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena during this meeting.
Representatives of 64 recognized political parties participated in this meeting. Addressing the gathering president Sirisena had this to say.