COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Chairman of the National Election Commission Nimal Punchihewa is scheduled to hold talks with the Secretary to the Treasury today pertaining to the Local Authorities Election.
Chairman of the Commission Nimal Punchihewa said he is hoping to summon the Treasury Secretary over the failure to release the funds requested by the Election Commission for the Local Authorities Election.
Several seniors Finance Ministry officials are also expected to attend the meeting.
Meanwhile, the Elections Chief said he is hoping to resolve the matter following talks. Nimal Punchihewa has also held discussions with the Government Printer pertaining to the Local Authorities Election.
The Commission has pointed out the importance of the Department of Government Printing releasing the printed ballot papers, other documents and materials needed to conduct the election promptly.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the issuance of postal ballot papers for the Local Authorities Election will not take place as planned due to the delay in the Department of Government Printing releasing required documents and materials.
Chairman of the Commission Nimal Punchihewa now says that they are taking steps to hold the postal voting on previously scheduled dates.