(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The number of female members elected to Local Government bodies from each party will be counted and notified to the respective parties within this week, Additional Commissioner of Election M. M.Mohamed said.
“Although March 6 is the date for constituting Local Government Institutions, there is a possibility of the date being postponed,” Mohamed said.
The Additional Election Commissioner said the General Secretaries of the respective political parties should provide a list of their nominated members to the Elections Commissions on dates notified in the future.
The nominated members should be notified without delay as the names of members appointed from the additional list will also be included in the Gazette notification giving a list of representatives elected on the ward basis.
Earlier it was stated that the 8,325 new members elected to 340 Local Government institutions island wide will assume their duties in their respective local bodies on March 6.
Meanwhile, the political parties which have won a majority of seats but have failed to secure a working majority at LG bodies are facing a dilemma when forming administrations at the relevant LG bodies.
In such LG bodies, both parties and independent groups are negotiating with each other to obtain a working majority.
It is said that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which won the majority of Local Government bodies at the recent election is in a dilemma to form an administration in at least 160 LG bodies as they have no working majority.