AG to appoint three-member committee to study LG Election procedures

JAFFNA, SRI LANKA - SEPTEMBER 21: A sign directing voters to the polling station during the northern provincial council election on September 21, 2013 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Ethnic Tamil voters in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north have gone to the polls on Saturday to form their first functioning provincial government since 1988 following 26-year long civil war that ended in the country in 2009.. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

The Attorney General’s Department has taken steps to appoint a three-member committee comprising of lawyers, to look into the legal procedures of the Local Government Elections.

Attorney General, Jayantha Jayasuriya says that the court case pertaining to the Local Government Elections, which is filed at the Appeals Court, will be analysed by the newly-appointed committee.

The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils said that it has made submissions to obtain the AG’s advice, in keeping with the gazette notification issued in 2015.

Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils said, that the Attorney General will appear before the Appeals Court on the 14th of next month, following the interim order issued on the Delimitation Gazette Notification.

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