A fundamental rights petition filed by SJB general secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara against the postponement of the local government polls will be taken up by the Supreme Court today (03).
The petition seeks an order to the effect that the finance secretary and other respondents have violated the people’s fundamental rights by not releasing funds required to hold the election.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission meets today to decide a new date for the LG polls in consultation with returning officers.
Its chairman Nimal Punchihewa has told Neth News that a minimum of Rs. 4.5 billion is required to hold the election.