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Ampara ready for LG election

Two thousand eight hundred thirty seven (2,837) candidates from several political parties and independent groups are contesting 20 local government bodies in the Ampara district at the Local Government elections on February 10.

Two Municipal Councils, namely Kalmunai and Akkaraipattu, Ampara Urban Council, and 17 Pradeshiya Sabhas within the Ampara district, are to be elected from these local government polls.

About 493,742 voters have qualified from the Ampara district to cast their votes in the forthcoming local government election. There will be 529 polling booths in the district.

The voters in the Ampara, Sammanthurai, Kalmunai and Pottuvil electorates are entitled to vote in the forthcoming local government election -2018. They have to vote to elect 378 councilors for a total of 20 local government bodies. All arrangements have been finalized for the

forthcoming LG elections in the district, sources said.

In all government departments in the Ampara district postal voting was conducted successfully on January 25 and 26.

Meanwhile, the Ampara District Assistant Commissioner of elections Thilina Wickremeratna has requested all political parties, Independent groups and other organizations in the Akkaraipattu area to conduct a peaceful and non-violent Local Government election.

A meeting was held recently at Akkaraipattu Grand Mosque for the All Mosque’s Federation Trustees, to those candidates who are contesting at the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council and Akkaraipattu Pradeshiya Sabha in the forthcoming Local Government elections where he explained the procedures and regulations pertaining to the LG election.


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