Local Councils' term to end in Sri Lanka tonight amid uncertainty over polls

Updated: Mar 19 2023 1:27PM

Colombo, Mar 19 (PTI) The four-year term of the 340 local councils in Sri Lanka is set to end on Sunday night, but the polls monitoring groups feel that the local body polls fixed for April 25 are unlikely to happen.

The local body polls, which were earlier scheduled for March 9, got postponed to April 25, due to the country’s current economic crisis and the government's position that election is not a priority for spending scarce resources.

Rohana Hettiarachchi and Manjula Gajanayake from two polls monitoring groups charged that the government remained disinterested in holding the election.