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* Nominations for Northern municipal council polls to be accepted from mid June
Mon, May 25, 2009, 07:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Election Department has decided to call nominations for the Jaffna Municipal Council and Vavuniya Urban Council elections from June 17 to 24.

Elections Department sources said the Election Commissioner is to publish the gazette notification for the nominations on June 04th.

The election for the Jaffna Municipal Council and Vavuniya Urban Councils are to be held between August 4th and 17th, but no definite date has been decided yet.

The election date for the councils will be announced by the Commissioner following the completion of the nomination period.

The elections for these two local government bodies are to be held after a long time as the government was unable to hold any polls in the region due to the LTTE activities.

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