February 17, 2017 04:57 pm
The Government Printer says that the Delimitation Committee report has been received and that it will be gazette within the day.
The final draft of the Delimitation Committee, with the signatures of all five members, was handed over to the Provincial Councils and Local Govt Minister Faizer Mustapha on January 17.
Submitting the report for publication as gazette had been delayed for a month due to certain technical errors
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 and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, 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.