A Government Minister who took part in the discussion today confirmed that the President had told them to prepare for an election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told the Chief Ministers of the Central Province and North Western Province to get ready for an election.The President met the Chief Ministers of the Central Province and North Western Province at Temple Trees today. The meeting comes amidst reports that the two provincial councils will be dissolved by the end of this week.Senior officials of both provinces took part in the discussion while Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne and senior Government Ministers were also present. (Colombo Gazette) The President has also said that the government will allocate the funds needed to develop both provinces.