Earlier the Government had said it expects the election to be held on February 10. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the election is likely to be held on or before February 17 next year.Deshapriya said that the election will not be held on a Sunday or public holiday. The Elections Commission today said that it will consider a request with regards to the date to hold the Local Government elections.Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that there is a request to hold the election on a Saturday.