The petition filed seeks that measures be taken to hold the election urgently.
The petition filed challenging the legality of the gazette notification is scheduled to be taken up again on December 04.
However, the Election Commission had earlier decided to call for nominations for the LG elections from November 27.
SLFP also wants an election...
Meanwhile, addressing a public rally in Nikaweratiya yesterday (24) President Maithripala Sirisena said despite allegations being levelled, the SLFP is also desperately seeking an early election.
He said all commitments have been made in order to hold elections.
He said at the time the 19th Amendment was passed in parliament, the UNP only had 47 seats in parliament and that the SLFP led UPFA had given 142 votes.
The President said the SLFP should be strengthened not just for elections, but with the intention of creating a moral political culture.