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* Public consultation on demarcation of local government boundaries to start tomorrow
Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: District committees of Sri Lanka to demarcate the borders of electoral areas of the local government councils will commence public consultation tomorrow, Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Council officials said.

The reports regarding the demarcation of local government boundaries will be compiled after the public consultation, the Ministry spokesman said.

All demarcations are to be concluded before May 2013 and the final report is to be submitted by the Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa for ratification.

The district committees are chaired by the District Secretaries and comprise officials from Election Department, Surveyor Department, Department of Demography and Statistics and a public official appointed by the Minister of Local Government.

The district committees are assigned to make divisions, demarcate borders, name the councils and to consult the public.



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