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A day without cars in Colombo: Here are the road closures

The Colombo Municipal Council is partnering with The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka to pilot Colombo’s first ever car-free day. ‘CarFreeCMB’ will take place on Sunday, 14 July from 6 am to 12 noon. Join in on foot, bicycle, skateboard – anything goes, as long as it’s not motored, say …

Rosy Senanayake

Rosy wants 25% female reps in all LG bodies

Colombo Mayor-elect Rosy Senanayake, today urged the Elections Commission to take relevant measures to ensure 25% female representations in local government bodies in the country.

In a letter Rosy Senanayake said the Commission must adhere to the Local Authorities Elections Act and ensure the retention of female representation in every Local bodies in the country.

However in a recent statement, Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said the recent amendments to the Local Authorities Elections Act must be amended in order to establish new Local Government Bodies.

He said, several practical issues have arisen to ensure the 25% female representation in certain Local Government bodies.

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