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Joint Opposition threatens legal action over election postponement

Sri Lanka's Joint Opposition on Wednesday threatened legal action if the government did not hold Provincial Council elections as planned in October, the Daily Mirror reported. 

In a written letter to the Election Commission chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya, the former minister G L Peiris of the Joint Opposition regarding the postponement and warned that he would take the matter to the courts. 

On Tuesday the Cabinet decided to postpone Provincial Council polls until there was a new electoral system that would allow for all councils to have their election on the same day. 

The announcement came just days after the government said council elections for the Eastern province, as well as North-Central and Sabaragamuwa would be held in October 2017. 

Elections in the provinces are already two years overdue.