Report by Delimitation Committee handed over

The report by the Delimitation Committee was handed over to Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha by the chairman of the committee Ashoka Peiris today.

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

Mustapha had earlier this month refused to accept the Delimitation Committee report as it was not signed by some committee members.

The release of the report by the Delimitation Committee reviewing the demarcation of electoral boundaries in local government wards, was to be released last month.

However it was postponed owing to some administrative issues.

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)