Amendments to LG ordinances Debate on 26 Sept

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By 2017-09-23

The debate on the Amendments to the Municipal, Urban Council and Pradeshiya Sabha Ordinances would be taken on 26 September, Parliament sources revealed yesterday.

Following recommen-dations of experts, including Elections Commission Chairman...... Mahinda Deshapriya, it has been decided to have a special session of Parliament to hold a debate on the Ordinances, as they have to be amended to give legal affect to the mixed electoral system, introduced newly for Local Government bodies. Furthermore, a special Parliamentary session has been scheduled for 3 October to mark the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the Parliamentary system to Sri Lanka, while an additional special session has been fixed to be debate the interim report of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly. (SG)

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