Tag: Local Government Bodies

Election Commission Of Sri Lanka

LG member lists to be gazetted on 09 March

The deadline for political parties to submit the list of council member names for local councils has been extended up to the 8th of this month. The decision was made considering the requests made by political parties and independent groups. According to the newly set deadline, the list of member who was elected at the local government polls will be

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Faiszer Musthapha

Establishing LG bodies postponed

The establishing of the Local Government institutions, for which elections were recently held, has been postponed until March 20 on the request of the Elections Commission, Minister Faiszer Musthapha said. The Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government made this announcement during a press conference held in Colombo today (27). The 8,325 new

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Mohamed Muzammil

EC attempting to destabilise LG Bodies – NFF

The National Freedom Front today accused the Elections Commission of attempting to destabilise Local Government Bodies in the country, by delaying the announcement of the overall results of the 2018 Local Authority Elections. The Spokesperson of the NFF, Mohamed Muzammil said the public have raised concerns over the delay, adding that a change in decimals

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L G Elections: Voting commences

The voting of the Local Government Election held under a mixed system for the first time in Sri Lanka began at 7 this morning, and will conclude at 4 p.m. 10,576,862 people are eligible to cast their vote at this election. The Local Government Election is being held this year to appoint 8,356 members for 340 local government bodies. These include 24

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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna

Vardict On SLPP Maharagama And Thiruppane Nomination Lists To Be Delivered Today

Vardict on SLPP Maharagama and Thiruppane nomination lists to be delivered today The verdict regarding the FR filed by the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) against their party nomination list for the Maharagama and Thiruppane will be delivered today (19). The case was taken up for hearing yesterday in front of the bench of three judges comprising Priyasath Dep, Buwaneka Aluwihare and Nalin Perera. The SLP filed a petition before the Supreme Court on January 08, against the rejection of their party nomination list for the Panadura, Weligama and Thiruppane Local Government bodies. Accordingly the petition was filed by SLPP Secretary Attorney-at-law Sagara Kariyawasam. Eight persons including Election Commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya have been named as respondents of the petition. The Party’s nomination for Thiruppane Local Government body was rejected by the District Returning Officers stating that the documents were not properly certified. The petitioners requested the SC to issue an interim order preventing the holding of elections in the three LG bodies until hearing of the petition concludes. The nomination lists of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for several Local Government bodies were rejected, according to Returning Officers earlier last month. The Joint Opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is contesting the upcoming election as the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, under the “flower bud” symbol

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