Preference numbers related to several Local Councils have been issued in view of the polls scheduled for next month.
Elections to 67 Local Government Bodies which were postponed due to legal action and the non-removal of landmines will be held on the 23rd of next month. The polling day was scheduled by Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya. Accordingly polling for 65 local bodies which was postponed due to legal action and for the Puthukudiyiruppu and Muhudubadapattu Pradeshiya Sabhas for which elections were postponed due to the non-completion of de-mining will be conducted on this day. The Elections Secretariat said preference numbers of candidates of many local bodies have already been issued. The listing of candidates of other Local Councils is in the final stage. The Secretariat said it will be possible to complete the issue of preference numbers of the other Local Bodies within the next few days.