A proposal made by Dambulla Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman K.G. Somathilaka to extend the term of office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa by another six years without holding an election was unanimously approved by members of the government and opposition parties in the council.
The UNP members of the council also agreed that it was a timely proposal and said the money spent on elections could be used for development.
Meanwhile at the SLFP’s Matale district executive committee meeting, Minster Janaka Bandara Tennakoon also brought a similar proposal and got it approved unanimously.
The Minister has also organised a march today in support of extending the term of the President without holding an election.