Release of delimitation committee report further delayed

October 8, 2019

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He said the report was to be released today by the chairman of the committee Asoka Peiris. The much-awaited report was scheduled to be handed over on the 15th of December but it was delayed as the report had to be translated to English and Tamil.The Ministry of Local Government appointed the five-member committee on 1st December 2015 to look into discrepancies regarding demarcation of boundaries and shortcomings of the report submitted by the National Delimitation Commission (NDC). The release of the report by the delimitation committee reviewing the demarcation of electoral boundaries in local government wards, has been further delayed.The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils said the release of the report has been delayed owing to some administrative issues. However the delimitation committee has said there will be a delay in releasing the report as some administrative work is yet to be completed. It was entrusted to carryout demarcation activities after reviewing the appeals made with regards to the demarcation of 206 out of 336 local government areas.Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya had said earlier the Local Government elections can be held within two months after the receipt of the Delimitation Committee report. (Colombo Gazette)

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