Delimitation committee report handed over
January 17, 2017 05:21 pm
The report of the delimitation committee, with the signatures of all five members, has being handed over to Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha.
Speaking at a press conference in Colombo, the minister said that the final report has been received and that it will be gazette once certain typing errors are corrected.
The report was initially scheduled to be handed over to the minister on January 02, 2017.
However, the process was disrupted when two of the five committee members representing the ruling United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (Sirisena faction), did not sign the report.
Nevertheless, the chairman of the committee, Asoka Peiris, decided to submit the report because the majority of the members had signed it. He also wanted to meet the criticism that the committee was taking too much time over the report.
But when it was submitted to Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha he refused to accept it saying that two members had not signed it.