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LG polls gazette on Nov. 1

The government said yesterday that the gazette notification announcing the conduct of elections to Local Authorities, would be issued next Wednesday.

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha told a news conference in Colombo that, as agreed by all political parties, polls could be held in January, subject to the date announced by the Election Commission.

On requests made by some parties the Ambagamuwa and Nuwara Eliya Pradeshiya Sabhas would be divided, based on the population and land extent in those areas, the minister said, adding that the manner of division would be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday.


Musthapha said the Gazette notification announcing polls would be issued on Wednesday.

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