8/05/2011

More local government elections in Sri Lanka

The elections of 23 local government bodies of Sri Lanka that were postponed due to the cricket World Cup and other reasons are to be held on or before October 17, the Election Secretariat says.

The nominations for the elections are to be called between August 18 and 25. The gazette regarding the call of nominations is now released.

The term of these councils was to end on March 31 this year but postponed to December 31 under emergency regulations.

Colombo Municipal Council is one of these local government authorities and it was reinstated this week from the control of the Special Commissioner.

There are 17 Municipal Councils and one Urban Council among the local government bodies the elections are held.

Still, the Election Commissioner is undecided if the elections of Puthukudiirippu and Weralabadapattu will be able to be held. The elections of these councils were postponed due to de-mining.

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