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PAFFREL Calls For LG Polls Before May 30

Apr 22, 2011 12:15:31 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Election monitoring group, the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has pointed out issues that might have to be faced in the even elections to the remaining local government bodies are not held before May 30 this year.

According to PAFFREL, if elections are not held for the remaining local government bodies before May 30, elections would have to be held under a different voters list.

Elections for the local government bodies are to be held under the 2009 voters’ list and elections to the bodies were held last month according to the list.

PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi has said if elections are held after May 30, it would have to be held under the 2010 voter register.

Since nominations have also been called for the local government elections under the 2009 voter register, Hettiarachchi says there may be several legal issues that may have to be considered if local government elections to remaining bodies is held after May 30 this year.