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* No members from North and East in committees to demarcate electorates in Sri Lanka - DPF
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 26, Colombo: A minor Tamil party in Sri Lanka, the Democratic People's Front (DPF), alleges that the national delimitation committee overseeing the demarcation of electorates does not include members from the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

Deputy Leader of the DPF and Western Provincial Councilor, Dr. N. Kumara Guruparan has said the five member delimitation committee that was appointed according to an amendment to the Local Government Elections Ordinance, does not include any members from the North and East.

He has explained that people in the North and East need to be represented when the wards are demarcated.

The mandate of the national delimitation committee is to make recommendations to the Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister to divide each local authority area into wards.

The national delimitation committee is to be supported by District Delimitation Committees headed by the District Secretary of each district.

According to Dr. Guruparan, some of the district delimitation committees as well have faced problems over representations in the committee.

Recently, a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Councilor of Eastern Provincial Council alleged that the ethnic Tamils have been disregarded when appointing the delimitation committee in Trincomalee district.

** Related Story :: No Tamil representation in electorate demarcation committee of Trincomalee district in Sri Lanka



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