Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Sri Lankan president says media blitz to vilify him
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
All ranks, privileges and pension restored for former Sri Lanka Army commander
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Telecom to offer CYREN cybersecurity solution
-- [3 hours ago]
No change in Sri Lanka's liberal market policies with India, Minister assures
-- [4 hours ago]
Six new provincial governors sworn in Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Senior journalist Dharmasri Ekanayake appointed President's Media Director
-- [6 hours ago]
UK Minister Hugo Swire to visit Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Attorney General summoned by Appeal Court in case against KP
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court orders probe in to UPFA MP's accounts over investigation into drug peddling
-- [7 hours ago]
New Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka takes office

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.