Acceptance of nominations for local gove ment elections will begin today (18).
The Election Commissioner General Mr. Saman Sri Ratnayake said that all the instructions have been given to the District Election Officers.
He also announced that nominations will be accepted until 12.00 noon on the 21st.
Mr. Saman Sri Ratnayake, Commissioner General of the Election Commission said that the date of the election will be announced after the submission of nominations for the election.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court yesterday (17) issued an interim order preventing Kalmunai Municipal Council from accepting nominations for the upcoming local gove ment elections.
The judges Vijith Malalgoda, Yasanta Kodagoda and Mahinda Samayawardena issued the interim restraining order while considering a fundamental rights petition filed by Mr. AM Mohammed Shalim.
The interim order will be effective until tomorrow (19).
The judges also ordered the issuing of notices to the members of the Election Commission named as respondents in the petition to appear before the court.