EC has full powers to conduct elections -Justice Minister

Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says the government is not interfering in the processes of the National Election Commission.

Speaking to media in Kandy, Minister Rajapakshe said the Election Commission is an independent body and is vested with full powers to conduct elections.

The Minister noted that the Members of Commission have taken preliminary steps to conduct the Local Authorities Election.

He assured that the government is not interfering in its process.

Meanwhile, the National Election Commission is scheduled to convene tomorrow (20).

NewsRadio has learnt that a decision on the date of the Local Authorities Election and the dates to accept nominations for the election is expected to be taken at the meeting.

The 2023 Local Authorities Election is scheduled to be held based on the certified 2022 electoral register.