Newly elected Local Bodies to be summoned in the first week of...

Newly elected Local Bodies to be summoned in the first week of next month

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The Local Government Ministry said that newly elected Local Councils will be summoned in the first week of next month. The related gazette notification is due to be issued. These statements have been made by Secretary to the Ministry Kamal Padmasiri. The Ministry is planning to conduct several programmes with respect to the new Local Bodies.
Secretary Kamal Padmasiri said that the next process is with regard to the installation of the newly elected bodies. In this respect, the gazette notification has already been issued. Although the date has been mentioned as February 15th, they held discussions with the Chairman of the Elections Commission last week and since the parties concerned should nominate the women representatives and the members elected through proportional representation, time was needed to secure their names.
As such the Local Government Secretary said that the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government is taking initiatives to extend this gazette notification in the first week of next month.