Elections for 61 LG bodies after June
Elections for 61 Local Government bodies where elections were not
held due to ongoing court cases will be held after June under the 2010
new voters list.
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Desapriya said the new voters list of
2010 will come into effect on May 31.Last week, the Court of Appeal
ordered the Elections Commissioner to accept the nomination papers of 45
LG bodies rejected by Elections Department officials. Nomination papers
of 61 LG bodies were rejected.
Sixty-one writ applications had been filed by the UPFA, UNP and other
political parties; 45 were accepted and 16 were dismissed by the Court