Opposition political parties in the parliament (SJB, NPP, TNA, SLFP, TPA, SLMC, ACMC) have jointly written to the Election Commission demanding the local council elections be held on or before 19th March.
MP M Sumanthiran tweeted:
Opp writes to the EC:
Now that the SC has removed the only impediment to holding the elections according to law, it is your imperative duty to conduct [it] on or before 19 March 2023. We do not see any reason why you should consult the Secretary to the Treasury or anyone else,… pic.twitter.com/HXfYzVXR6T
— M A Sumanthiran (@MASumanthiran) March 5, 2023