Letter instructing districts secretaries to suspend accepting deposits recalled.

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the letter issued to all district secretaries instructing them to suspend accepting deposits from candidates for the upcoming local government(LG) election has been recalled, the secretary to this Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs & Local Government says

Earlier today, in a video statement Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa shed light on a letter, signed by the ministerial secretary Nell Bandara Hapuhinna instructing all district secretaries to stop accepting deposits for the LG election until further notice pursuant to a decision taken by the Cabinet of Ministers.

He accused certain advisors and officials of the presidential secretariat of being engaged in a ‘national coup’ to postpone the local government election.

Premadasa, slamming the attempts to defer the election, called on the government not to play with the people’s right to vote.

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