5, 075 members elected to LG bodies from the recently concluded LG polls

5, 075 members elected to LG bodies from the recently concluded LG polls

February 23, 2018   11:24 am

A total of 5,075 candidates have been elected to local government bodies at the recently concluded Local Government polls, said Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.

Accordingly, the Election Commission will issue the Gazette containing the list of members in each Local Government body on March 3, he said.

In response to a question raised by a journalist at a press conference held at the Election Commission yesterday (22), Deshapriya said that money deposited by candidates who received a low percentage of votes from each electorate, will be confiscated.

Meawhile, the results related to all LG bodies expect Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha have been issued, he pointed out.

The Supreme Court on January 30 issued an interim injunction preventing elections being held for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha, after considering a petition filed by the Democratic United National Front (DUNF) in connection with the upcoming Local Government polls.

However, the case will be taken up for hearing on March 03, and a decision will be announced on the petition the EC Chairman said.

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