House to be informed of SC ruling today!

The speaker will inform parliament about the Supreme Court determination with regard to the 20th amendment to the constitution when the House commences sittings this afternoon (19).

Leader of the joint opposition Dinesh Gunawardena has told Neth
News that it was most likely that a mandate at a referendum would be needed for the passage of the amendment.

He said the JO opposed the amendment and would decide its future course of action once the SC ruling was announced.

Gunawardena said the elections should be held without further delay.

JVP wants polls on a single day

However, JVP propaganda secretary Vijitha Herath sides with the amendment and says it is better to conduct elections for all provincial councils on a single day.

He said his party would not oppose, if the amendment was for the sole purpose of holding the polls on a single day.

If the SC has ruled a referendum is needed, the elections commission will issue a gazette notification on October 02 to call for elections for the Sabaragamuwa, north central and eastern provinces, whose term ends on September 26.