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President Maithripala Sirisena says the public should use their vote wisely at the upcoming Local Government Election.

Speaking at an event held in Haputale, the Head of State said certain factions say that the result of the Local Government Election would be a stepping stone to come into power through the 2020 Presidential Election.

President Sirisena said the Pradeshiya Sabha representative will be elected through the Local Government Election and subsequently promoted to higher ranks based on the votes given by the public.

Accordingly, the Head of State said influential figures are used by political parties in order to promote their ideologies for the betterment of the people.