Pub­lic ser­vants keen to know polls date

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

With lo­cal coun­cil elec­tions round the cor­ner, Elec­tion Com­mis­sion Chair­man Mahinda De­shapriya is be­ing clogged with tele­phone calls.

Most are not from po­lit­i­cal party rep­re­sen­ta­tives but Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials with one query - around when would the elec­tions be held?

The rea­son: Al­most all of them said they were to travel abroad and wanted to en­sure it was not dur­ing elec­tion time.

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