The Elections Commission has announced that applications for postal votes for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election should be submitted before the 13th of this month. Director-General Saman Sri Rathnayake said preliminary work to prepare for the PS election has commenced.
The Special Gazette Notification to commence Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election on 11th of October was issued yesterday (September 3) by the Galle Returning Officer Somaratne Vidana Pathirana.
On the 30th of August, 2019 the Supreme Court ordered the Elections Commission to conduct the election to select members for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. The Supreme Court delivered the order after considering a petition filed by the Secretary of the Democratic United National Front against rejecting its nominations for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha at the recent Local Government Elections.