Chairman of the National Election Commission Nimal Punchihewa has requested President Ranil Wickremesinghe to beef up security accorded to the members of the Commission.
The Election Commission Chairman has written to the President following reports of its members receiving death threats.
A senior spokesperson of the Election Commission said the Election Chief also requested the intervention of the President to obtain the support of all state bodies to conduct a free and fair election.
Chairman Nimal Punchihewa is of the view that some state institutions are not fully supporting the efforts of the Commission to conduct the upcoming Local Authorities Election.
Accordingly, Nimal Punchihewa has requested the President to intervene and provide the necessary support for the Commission to conduct the election.
The Election Commission has already announced that it will conduct the Local Authorities Election on the 9th of March.