President Maithripala Sirisena has submitted a special cabinet paper recently to seek approval from the cabinet to conduct all provincial council elections before 31st of May. Accordingly, the provincial council election will be conducted for all expired councils and the other councils will be prenatally dissolved in order to conduct all provincial council election on a single day. The cabinet paper also suggests that the election should be conducted using the old electoral system. The cabinet paper will be taken up for discussion next week.
- The President emphasizes the importance of preserving the valuable archives of the country for the future generation.
- Customs-Trade Unions Alliance yesterday launched a strike over the appointment of a retired navy officer as the Director General of Customs