COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Commissioner-General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake says the National Election Commission requested Rs.11 billion to conduct elections in 2023.
Speaking during an event in Nuwara Eliya this morning, Saman Sri Ratnayake noted that through the Budget Rs.10 billion have been allocated.
He said similarly in 2022, they requested Rs.10 billion to conduct elections.
Commissioner-General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake noted that they have been informed that the required allocations have been made by the Treasury.
He said the Treasury has not informed them that allocations have not been made for elections.
Saman Sri Ratnayake noted that therefore they are making preparations to conduct the election.
He said despite various claims, they will discharge their duties within their mandate.
The Commissioner-General of Elections also said all Members of Parliament are aware that the Local Authorities Election process must be completed by the 19th of March 2023.