Thursday, March 15, 2012

Postal voting of two local councils of Sri Lanka's Northern Province postponed

Sri Lanka Elections Secretariat announced today that postal voting for the Pudukudirippu and Maritimepattu local government Pradeshiya Sabhas has been postponed indefinitely.

The postal voting for these two local councils were to be held on March 15 and 16.

The Election Secretariat sources said that the decision to postpone the postal voting was due to an anticipated outcome of petitions filed against the elections of these two local councils.

Two cases filed against holding of elections of these two local government bodies are scheduled to be taken up by judiciary tomorrow.

Pudukudirippu and Maritimepattu local councils are situated in the Northern Province Mullaithivu district. They are the areas where the final battles against the Tamil rebels were fought and still a large number of residents of the areas have not been resettled. The elections were postponed several times due to problems related to de-mining and resettlement.

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