LG polls cannot take place this year says Minister

minister-lakshman-yapa-abeywardenaState Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says the Local Government (LG) elections cannot be expected to be held this year.

He says several efforts have bee taken to hold the election as scheduled but yet unexpected delays in resolving issues over the delimitation of electoral divisions will result in the election taking place next year.

The LG election was expected to take place in June this year and issues over the delimitation of electoral divisions was expected to be resolved by then.

However Yapa said that the implementation of the proposals of the delimitation committee will take time and based on that it is unlikely that the LG election can be held this year. (Colombo Gazette)


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