The government is planning to put off the local government elections once more.
According to government sources, the main reason for postponing the election is the economic crisis the country is facing.
A spokesperson for the Elections Department said that an amount of 10 billion rupees will be spent for the local government elections, and preparations are being made to obtain the money from the General Treasury.
However, an official of the Ministry of Finance said that the country is managing its day-to-day affairs with great difficulty.
He also mentioned that allocating money for an election in such a situation would be a big problem.
The official said that the government’s primary focus today is not on elections but on maintaining the daily activities of the state and facilitating the people.
He further said that many issues, such as a lack of money, a shortage of paper, an electricity crisis, a fuel issue, the provision of proper security to politicians, etc., may arise with an election.
He pointed out that if a suitable atmosphere is created in the country to hold the election by resolving these issues, all the parties should work together for that.
However, major and minor parties are preparing to face an election.
Samagi Janabalawega has already announced that if the local government elections are not held, they will take to the streets with the people.