All set for LG Polls: Musthapha | Daily News

All set for LG Polls: Musthapha

Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry has made all arraignments to hold the local government election on its part, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha said yesterday.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday, he said the rest has to be made by the Election Commissioner.

He said an amendment to the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act would be presented to Parliament today. The amendment is to correct some printing mistakes made in the Sinhala version of the Act,” he said. Commenting on the demarcation of electoral boundaries in the Sri Pada sacred area , the Minister said there has been no change with regard to boundaries of the Sri Pada sacred area, and it was still belonging to the Ratnapura district and not to the Nuwara Eliya district.

“District boundaries cannot be changed under any circumstances. The Sri Pada area has already been declared as sacred and it can not be tarnished under any situation,” he said.

The Minister said all local bodies have increased their revenue for last two years. “The reason is we managed to eliminate frauds and corruption and minimising wastage taken place in these institutions earlier,” the Minister said. 


 

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