The Election Commission is due to meet today (24) to discuss the possibility of holding the local government polls on March 09 as scheduled.
Its chairman Nimal Punchihewa has told Neth News that there could be a change in the election date due to the practical difficulties in holding the LG polls on the due date.
With the hearing of a writ petition by a retired army colonel against holding the election deferred until May 11, he commented on the possibility of holding the election before that date.
Meanwhile, president Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed in parliament that the LG polls date had not been declared legally.
Responding to this, Punchihewa said the commission fixed the election date in accordance with the law and the constitution.