LG bodies dissolved
Jan 6, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The one year extension given to Local Government Authorities on April 1, 2010 was curtailed at midnight yesterday ending terms of office.
The curtailment was done by Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister A L M Athaulla issuing a special gazette notification in term of the powers vested in him.
Accordingly, 268 Local Government Bodies out of 330 Municipal Councils, Town Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas stands dissolved enabling the Election Commissioner to call for fresh elections. Out of 270 Pradeshiya Sabhas election will be held at 228 Pradeshiya Sabhas. Out of 42 Town Councils, elections will be held at 40. Elections for the 18 Municipal Councils will not be held.