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No shortcomings, no fraud in the gazette notification-Minister

There are no shortcomings or fraud in the Gazette notification issued regarding the local government delimitations, the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha said today. Speaking at the budget committee debate in parliament, the Minister reminded the House that he is a President’s Counsel and will not …

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Local Government election must win-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Government’s aim is to make Sri Lanka a high income country providing better employment for the youth to create income avenues and a better future for them. “In order to achieve these goals we must win all local government elections in 2018,” the Premier …

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President leaves on state visit to South Korea

President Maithripala Sirisena left the country today and is scheduled to arrive in Seoul tomorrow (28) for a three-day state visit to Republic of Korea, on an invitation extended by the Korean President Moon Jae-in. The visit is significant in many aspects as Sri Lanka has highly beneficial economic and …

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Nominations to be accepted from Dec 11

District Returning Officers will call for nominations for elections of 93 Local Government bodies from December 11th to 12 noon on December 14, the Elections Commission said. The commission which convened on Saturday decided to hold polls for 93 Local Government institutions which are not affected by the issue of …

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UNP ready to work with anyone backing Good Governance-Ranil

The United National Party (UNP) was ready to work with anyone willing to uphold Good Governance and to mutually strengthen electoral prospects, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made this remark at the UNP Bala Mandalaya meeting in Nawalapitiya last morning. “The UNP is willing to work …

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Nominations for Local Government bodies to be called today

The Election Commission will call nominations for 93 Local Government bodies with no legal obstacles for 14 days starting today (27). The Chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that Returning Officers of 93 LG bodies, which are not affected by the delimitation gazette issue, will call for nominations from …

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Indian tour successful

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said he had a successful round of discussions with Indian leaders on the development projects planned for Sri Lanka with the India’s assistance and on the proposed Economic Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) during his visit to the subcontinent. Mr Wickremesinghe told journalists here before his …

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Election Commission to call nominations for 93 LG bodies

The Election Commission has decided  to call nominations for 93 Local Government bodies with no legal obstacles, 14 days after November 27. The Chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that Returning Officers of 93 LG bodies, which are not affected by the delimitation gazette issue, will call for nominations …

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EC says polls possible for unaffected local bodies

The Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Desapriya told a JVP delegation yesterday he would inform Court on December 4 that there was no impediment in conducting elections to the local bodies unaffected by delimitation. A petition has been filed in the Court of Appeal against the implementation of the gazette notification …

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