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Elections postponed in 60 local councils in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan authorities postponed elections on at least 60 local councils, where rejections of nominations have been challenged before the court.



Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday
postponed elections on at least 60 local councils, where
rejections of nominations have been challenged before the
court.

Sri Lanka has planned to conduct its first post war
local government election on March 17.

The department’s decision came after Friday`s court of
appeal directives to hold the elections for three local
government bodies until the court decide on law suits against
rejection of nominations.

However, political parties and independent groups
whose nominations were rejected on different issues have moved
to challenge the decisions in court.

Elections for sixty local councils out of 301 have
been postponed by the election commissioner today in view of
the ongoing legal battles.

A record number of nominations by political parties
and independent groups were rejected due to various reasons
including ruling party nominations for northern Jaffna
peninsula.

PTI

From Zee News

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