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BREAKING: Election will go ahead as planned, Election Commission tells Supreme Court

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Election Commission on Friday (13) informed the Supreme Court that the Local Government Election will go ahead as planned.The Election Commission informed the Supreme Court about this matter when a petition filed by Retired Sri Lanka Army Colonel W.

M. R. Wijesundara was taken up on Friday (13).Retired Sri Lanka Army Colonel W. M. R. Wijesundara had filed an application with the Supreme Court seeking a writ order invalidating the preparations that are being made for the Local Government Election.The matter was taken up in the presence of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justice S.

Thurairaja and Janak De Silva.President's Counsel Saliya Pieris appearing for the National Election informed the Supreme Court that the Local Government Election will go ahead planned.A junior counsel appearing for the petitioner informed the court that several amendments are to be made to the application.President's Counsel Romesh De Silva requested the court to call for the petition on the 18th of January noting that another petition related to the matter is to be filed on that day.Accordingly, the petition will be called up on the 18th of January 2023.

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