Nominations for 248 LG bodies from today

Nominations for 248 Local Government institutions will be accepted from today (18th Dec.) until noon on 21st December, the Elections Commission said.

Director General of the Elections R.M.A.L. Rathnayake told NEWS.LK that deposits to the 248 institutions could be paid until 12 noon on 20th December.

According to the new Mixed Electoral System under which the Local Government Elections will be held, the number of Local Government bodies have been increased up to 341 while the number of councilors has increased up to 8,356.

The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya to announce the date for the election after accepting the nominations end on 21st December and after looking into any objections raised.

The Elections Commission had to call for nominations in two stages due to legal reasons.

Meanwhile, after the closure of nominations for 93 LG bodies on 14th December, the Returning Officers had rejected the nomination papers of 23 political parties and independent groups due to flaws.