Term of office of Local Councils not extended through emergency

Term of office of Local Councils not extended through emergency

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Minister Faizer Mustapha has said that some are making statements that the term of office of Local Government institutions had been earlier extended under the emergency. He said that they are doing so to deceive the people.

The Minister has issued a statement to educate the people on the false propaganda mooted by such elements. On July 25th 2013, A.L.M. Athaullah who was in charge of the Local Government portfolio extended the term of office of the Jaffna Municipal Council up to 31st August 2014 according to the powers vested in him under the Municipal Council Ordinance. Also the Minister concerned extended the term of office of a Municipal Council and eight Pradeshiya Sabha up to 17th March 2013 based on the Municipal Council Ordinance and the Pradeshiya Sabha Ordinance.
Accordingly, Minister Faizer Mustapha has called on those who are carrying false propaganda to get a proper awareness after going through the gazette notification concerned.