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* Sri Lanka to amend Provincial Council Act
Sun, Feb 6, 2011, 09:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka government has decided to hold the next Provincial Council election under electorates and to amend the 1988 Provincial Council Act within a few months to enable the elections.

For this, the Provincial Council electorates are to be demarcated. Sinhala daily The Lankadeepa reported quoting government spokesman that the population, ethnic demography, area and the level of development would be considered when demarcating the Provincial Council electorates.

An electorate demarcation commission is to be appointed following the amendment of the Provincial Council Act.

The elections for the Eastern Provincial Council are to be held in 2013 under the new system, the newspaper reported.



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