January 9, 2011

No LG polls in World Cup Cricket 2010 venue areas

In Sri Lanka the local government poll is due to be held in March 2011.But government may not hold the poll in the areas of World cup venues. Sri Lanka is one of the three host countries of World Cup Cricket 2011 starting from February 19, 2011. Colombo, Hambantota and Kandy are the venues scheduled for observing the matches to take place in Sri Lanka.

The Minister of the Local Government extended the term of 330 Local Councils for one year on April 1, 2009. If not ended before these councils can go till April 2011. So now the due date to hold fresh election is April. The election campaign in the areas with World Cup Cricket Venue may disturb smooth observation of the cricket matches. Nishantha Ranathunga, Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary said that R Premadsa International Stadium in Colombo, Suriyawewa in Hambantota and Pallekele in Kandy are the venues for the scheduled matches to be played in Sri Lanka. So the elections of Local Government in these areas may be held after the World Cup Cricket.

Source: Daily News