Feb 19, 2017

Another hurdle to LG polls! Featured

Publication of the delimitation committee report in the gazette alone cannot pave the way for the conduct of the local government polls, Elections Commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya says.

The subject minister should also issue the gazette notification on the composition of the new members of the LG bodies and rectify the technical issues in the LG act and women’s representation in LG bodies, he says.

Furthermore, parliament should adopt amendments to the act, according to him.

The subject ministry cannot disregard its duties by pointing to the issuance of the delimitation committee report, the EC chairman adds.

The government printer has announced that the report had been gazetted on February 17,