Local elections to be held in east - Minister

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 July 2007, 10:15 GMT]
Mr.Janaka Bandara Tennekone, Minister of Local Authorities and Provincial Councils, at a press briefing held Friday said that amendment to Local Government Election Ordinance would be tabled in parliament on July 19 to call for fresh nomination to ten local authorities in the Batticaloa district, political sources in Colombo said.

Nominations were called last year for these local bodies but elections were not held due to unsettled climate in the east.

Two weeks ago the Elections Department cancelled all nominations submitted earlier and decided to call for fresh nomination when new election date is announced.

Elections to thirty three of forty three local bodies in the east were held last year.


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