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February 10, 2018 4:36 am gmt |
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Polling for the Local Government election began at 7.00am today (10), at 13,374 polling centres across the island. The LG polls will be held to elect members for 340 Local Government bodies under the newly implemented election system. The Election Commission has urged all voters to mark their respect...
In Srilanka
January 21, 2018 11:33 am gmt |
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Postal voting for the February 10 Local Government elections will begin on Monday, January 22. Officials of the police stations, Divisional Secretariats, District Secretariats and election office could cast their postal votes on January 22, according to the Director General of Election Commission, R....
In Srilanka
December 10, 2017 10:03 am gmt |
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Amidst the negotiation taking place to ally with United National Party for the forthcoming election, Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and official Languages, Mano Ganesan said that the Democratic People Front will independently face the LG Polls, if a right decision cannot reach. He cleare...
In Srilanka
December 1, 2017 5:17 am gmt |
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The election commission Chief Mahinda Desapiriya said that the LG polls will be held around the first week of September. The Election for all local council will hold in a same day, though the nominations handover as tow part, he said. The Election Commission has already called the 93 council to file ...
In Srilanka
November 23, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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The Joint Opposition MPs have handed over a No Confident Motion against Minister of Provincial Council and Local Government Faizer Musthafa, the sources said. The No Confident Motion has handed over to the Parliamentarian Speaker Karu Jayasurya, over alleged role in postponing Local Government electi...
In Srilanka
November 1, 2017 9:29 am gmt |
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Hartal demanding separate Local Government Body for Sainthamaruthu, is underway for the third consecutive day (today). Another hartal is taking place in the Kalmunai Muslim area demanding not to separate Sainthamaruthu from Kalmunai municipal council. As a result, non of trades and public markets ope...
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October 19, 2017 5:27 am gmt |
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Amidst the expectations that the LG polls will be held on the beginning of the next year, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that he doesn’t decide to compete yet. He further said that they (JO) are not satisfied about the activities of the ruling party of Sri Lanka. “We will decide soon...
In Srilanka
October 18, 2017 8:28 am gmt |
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Lakshman Kiriella, the minister of higher education and highway, said yesterday on an event in Sammanthurai that, the government has decided to hold the LG polls at the beginning (Jan) of next year. He further said that the representatives for the Local Councils will be selected by the new electorial...
In Election
September 10, 2017 4:56 am gmt |
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The election commission decided to conduct a special discussion regarding the forthcoming Local Government Election (LGE), at the election secretariat. The meeting will be started on today, at 10 A.M, sources said. Vice election commissioners, deputy election commissioners, and higher officers are in...
In Colombo
January 20, 2016 11:23 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed local government politicians to commit themselves to fulfill their responsibilities towards the regional development works. He also referred to the complaints made by the Divisional Secretaries that they cannot obtain dates from local government politicians t...
In Srilanka
December 26, 2015 11:19 am gmt |
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The tenure of the local government bodies which were not dissolved will be extended by 6 months, President Maithripala Sirisena said today (Dec. 26). Addressing an event in Colombo, he said that the term of urban councils and municipal council which were set to end on December 31 will be extended. Th...
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December 11, 2015 8:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government expects to hold the Local Government election before the next Sinhala and Tamil New Year. However, as there are issues which need fixing when establishing a new electoral system, there is a difficulty is implementing it, he said in Parliame...
In Srilanka
December 4, 2015 11:12 am gmt |
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Karunarathna Paranawithana was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media today. He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office at the Parliament complex. Paranawithana was the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils. Sec...
In Colombo
September 14, 2015 12:00 pm gmt |
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Ten new ministers for Western & North Western Provinces were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Official Residence of the President, today (14). Chief Minister of the Western province Isura Devapriya received the portfolios of Finance & Planning, Engineering Services, Law a...
In Europe
September 10, 2015 6:46 am gmt |
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Syrians, Afghans and Iraq migrants, continue to arrive in Lesvos at the Greek island every day.  The reason for their arrival is the Turkish shore is only 10 nautical miles away from northern Lesvos and the area of Sykamnia in Greece makes the dangerous journey, quite easy.  The situation in the isla...