Sri Lanka's election monitor, People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said today that the coalition government did not have the political will to hold provincial council elections, highlighting the lack of agreement on the holding of the elections between coalition partners.
Eastern Provincial Council in the North-East, along side Sabaragamuwa and North Central provincial councils, has been under the authority of commissioners following the end of its term last September.
The Northern Provincial Council's term of office will
end this October along side Central and Wayamba provinces.
"The government has recently promised to hold the provincial council elections in January 2019, however no discussions have yet been conducted with regard to the elections," PAFFREL was quoted by
Adaderana as saying.