Commissioner General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake says the National Election Commission has Rs.10 billion to conduct elections in 2023.
Speaking to media after a meeting at the Election Commission, Saman Sri Ratnayake noted through the Budget passed for 2023, a total of Rs.10 billion has been allocated for the conduct of elections.
He said therefore provisions have been made for elections by the government through the budget which has also been ratified by Parliament.
Saman Sri Ratnayake noted that they are bound by law to conduct elections and cannot be swayed by public opinion.
He said the Commission takes decisions based on the mandate it has.
Meanwhile, the National Election Commission has been holding discussions with various factions including representatives of political parties pertaining to the Local Authorities Election.