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Delimitation report to be gazetted in one month

Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha has informed court today through his lawyer, that the delimitation report will to be gazetted in one month.

The report by the Delimitation Committee was handed over to Mustapha by the chairman of the committee Ashoka Peiris on January 17.

The report was signed by all members of the Committee and was to be gazetted once some typing errors were rectified.

The Ministry of Local Government appointed the five-member committee on 1st December 2015 to look into discrepancies regarding demarcation of boundaries and shortcomings of the report submitted by the National Delimitation Commission (NDC).

It was entrusted to carryout demarcation activities after reviewing the appeals made with regards to the demarcation of 206 out of 336 local government areas.

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya had said earlier the Local Government elections can be held within two months after the receipt of the Delimitation Committee report. (Colombo Gazette)

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