President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly commented the Provincial Council Election will undergo prior to 2019 Presidential Election.
The President has also decided to dissolve the only functional provincial council, Uva Provincial Council, and to conduct the election, according to sources.
The Uva Provincial Council, which ends term in October 08, 2019, will be dissolved within this week, sources further claimed.
Accordingly, all parties will have the opportunity to test their strength before the decisive Presidential Election and the alliance that is to be formed between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will be formed soon.
Mahinda Deshapriya, chairman of Election Commission, kept on saying that conducting the Provincial Election before Presidential Election meets no legal obstacles whatsoever.