Governors requested to dissolve Southern, Western PCs

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The Chief Minister of Southern Province, Shan Wijayalal de Silva says he has written to the Governor of the province, Kumari Balasooriya requesting to dissolve the Southern Provincial Council.

The Southern and Western provincial councils are expected to be dissolved tomorrow for fresh polls before April.

The provincial councils will be dissolved by their respective Governors following official requests by its Chief Ministers.

Meanwhile the Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena had recently revealed that provincial elections will be held on March 29 after the PCs are dissolved.

UPDATE: The Chief Minister of the Western Province, Prasanna Ranatunga says he too has sent a written request to the Governor, Alavi Moulana to dissolve the Western Provincial Council.

(Courtesy: Ada Derana)

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