Holding the local government polls can be prevented either by an act passed by parliament or by the verdict of a case pending before courts, said local election monitor PAFFREL.
After meeting election officials in Ratnapura, its executive director Rohana Hettiarachchi told the media no country had halted elections for a lack of funding.
Even if a parliamentary act against the LG polls is moved, which is unlikely given the situation, it could still be challenged in court, he said.
Hettiarachchi urged that no undue fears be entertained with regard to the election, saying that he expected the Supreme Court to follow precedents in 2016 and 2008 where interventions were made to ensure voting rights.
Meanwhile, former president Maithripala Sirisena said the matter of the LG polls would most likely be resolved by the court ruling on February 10.