Aug 25, 2017

Local Government Elections Bill passed

The Local Government Elections (Amendment) Bill has been passed in Parliament today (25).

The bill was passed with 120 voting in favour and 44 abstaining while no votes were cast against the bill.

The Bill was passed in the third reading after its deliberations and was passed in a revised manner, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said.

The debate on the second reading of the Bill was held yesterday (24).

The Local Government Elections Act No. 22 of 2012 was presented to Parliament on June 20 by Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Mustapha.