New members to the Local Government bodies to assume post on March 06

The 8,325 new members elected to 340 Local Government bodies island wide at Saturday’s elections are expected to assume their duties in their respective local bodies on March 06, the Government Information Department said.

According to the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, the gazette in this regard will be handed over to the Government Printer tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Elections Commission will inform the respective political parties in writing on the number of elected members for the respective local government institutions in due course.

The Commission will also inform the parties on the number of elected female representatives for each party for respective institutions, Additional Election Commissioner Saman Sri Ratnayake said.

Party General Secretaries are required to submit to the Commission, the names of the nominated members to local government institutions.

He said that the Commission will inform the respective political parties on the number of members representing their parties soon, as the Commission has to include the names of elected members and the members in the additional list in the Gazette notification.

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