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* Sri Lanka to hold elections for three provincial councils in August
Sun, Feb 24, 2013, 11:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to hold the elections for three provincial councils in August, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sources say.

The ruling party plans to hold the elections for the North Western, Central and Northern Provincial Councils in one day.

A proposal to hold elections for the three PCs will be submitted to the SLFP Central Committee meeting on February 27, according to sources.

Accordingly, the government plans to dissolve the three provincial councils by the end of April or beginning of May, SLFP sources say.

The government had earlier planned to hold the elections of the three Provincial Councils three months ahead but the decision was changed due to the inconvenience that may cause to public during the April New year festive season, sources said.

The elections of these North Western and Central Provincial Councils were held in April 2009 and their mandate is to end in April 2014. Elections will be held for the first time in the Northern Provincial Councils, which currently does not have an elected administration system.



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