The Election Commission anticipates holding the Local Government Elections on 20 March 2023.
Election Commission Chairman Nimal Punchihewa said the gazette notification for the local Government Election will be issued after 30 October.
He said, local government elections must be held before March of next year and that the necessary environment must be prepared for its members to carry out the relevant functions and duties.
According to the Election Commission, the relevant Gazette Notification should be issued three months before the end of the extended time period. The terms of local government institutions expired in March last year, but their term was extended by one year.
Three hundred and forty-one members (341) will be elected to Local Government bodies after the election.
BY Thameenah Razeek