The relevant gazette to amend the provincial council elections ordinance no. 02 of 1988 was issued yesterday (10).
CaFFE welcomes the move as a first step towards raising women’s representation at PCs.
Don’t use as a tool to put off elections
The Elections Commission is due to issue a gazette on October 02 for elections for the eastern, north central and Sabaragamuwa provincial councils.
CaFFE says the government should not use the latest gazette as a means of putting off the PC polls, as it had been doing this long.
That will amount to a denial of the voting rights of the public, it adds.
The gazette notification: