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Minister Fizer Mustafa reiterates in parliament that the local government election can be conducted in February next year.

Today is the 16th day of budget committee stage discussion session. The votes on the ministries of national dialogue, languages and co-existence, prison reforms, rehabilitation, resettlement and Hindu cultural affairs will be taken up for debate today.
The votes on ministries of home affairs, public administration, management, provincial councils and local government were taken up for committee stage debate discussion yesterday.

Proposed expenditure titles of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Public Administration and Management and the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government were passed in parliament yesterday.

Joining in the debate Minister Faizer Mustaffa stated that the local government elections will be held as announced in February.

Also joining in the debate minister Vajira Abeywardhana stated that for the 1st time overseas training will be provided to Grama Niladaris.

Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara stated that steps will be taken to fill in the vacancies for accountants in the public sector. The process will be expedited to fill the vacancies as soon as possible.