LG bodies to come under special commissioners

Local government bodies numbering 341 will be brought under special commissioners following the end of their official term at midnight on March 19, said ‘Mawbima’ newspaper.

Subject minister and premier Dinesh Gunawardena summoned all provincial governors yesterday (14) and advised them to administer the LG bodies under urban commissioners and LG secretaries thereafter.

He instructed them to make regular post-reviews of the services provided by the LG bodies.

Further postponement of LG polls

Meanwhile, chairman of the Election Commission Nimal Punchihewa said they would meet and take a decision on postal voting, after the Government Printer declared her inability to print ballot papers without funds.

In this scenario, postal voting due to take place on 28, 29, 30 and 31 of March followed by the LG polls on April 25 are likely to be postponed further.