(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A special gazette notification has been issued yesterday (03) announcing that the Elections for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha will be held on the 11th of October.
The Galle District Secretary Somaratne Vidanapathirana has informed the Elections Commission to hold an election on that date. Accordingly, the gazette notification was issued by the Elpitiya Returning Officer.
The Democratic United National Front has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court against the rejection of its nomination papers for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha at the local government election held on February 10 last year.
After a one and half year long trial, the Supreme Court issued an order on the 30th of August, on the National Elections Commission, to immediately hold an election to elect members for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha.
Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha has 28 members.