Registration of new Parties postponed

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The Election Commission (EC) of Sri Lanka stated that the interviews they had initially planned for 4 July to register new political parties, would have to be postponed due to the country’s ongoing fuel crisis.

Accordingly, the EC has now deferred the conduct of the interviews indefinitely due to the present situation saying that its decision has been conveyed to the relevant political parties as well.

Ceylon Today learns that the proposed interviews will be staged after 10 July once the country’s fuel crisis abates while it is reported that close to 60 new political parties have sought registration with the EC.

By J.T. de Silva