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Number of LG members to be halved

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The proposal to reduce the local government members from 8,719 to 4,000 will be submitted to Parliament immediately, Local Government State Minister Janaka Wakkambura said.

However, he said that the local government election will not be postponed based on this, and pointed out that the current local government electoral system does not reflect the real opinion of the public.

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Top Indian delegation to visit Sri Lanka next month

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A high-level Indian delegation is reportedly scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in August to assess the progress of major infrastructure and development projects initiated by India.

The delegation, consisting of top officials and experts, aims to review the implementation and impact of these initiatives, which are designed to enhance bilateral cooperation and foster economic development in Sri Lanka.

The delegation will engage in comprehensive discussions with Sri Lankan counterparts to address challenges and explore opportunities for future collaboration. 

The assessment will focus on evaluating the effectiveness of ongoing projects, identifying areas for improvement and reaffirming India’s support for Sri Lanka’s socio-economic progress.

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Presidential election candidates must declare canvassing expenditure for first time

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Election Commission (EC) Chairman R. M. A. L. Rathnayake announced that the date for the forthcoming Presidential Election will be set by the end of this month. 

For the first time, candidates must declare their election expenditure, in accordance with the Election Expenditure Act of 2023.

The regulations, which were not applied in the last postponed election, will be fully enforced this time to promote accountability and reduce unethical fundraising practices. 

The election is anticipated to be held between September 16 and October 17 this year.

EC Chairman Rathnayake confirmed the readiness of the Government Printer, the Inspector General of Police, the Postmaster General, and other relevant parties for the election. 

The Finance Ministry has allocated Rs. 10 billion for the election from the 2024 Budget, and EC officials will meet with Finance Ministry key officials this week to discuss funding arrangements.

The Supreme Court has clarified the Presidential term as five years, suggesting that this be enshrined in domestic legislation to avoid ambiguity. The EC will also address the media this week regarding election organization.

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Revised schedule for India’s tour of Sri Lanka announced

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Saturday that the schedule for India’s upcoming white-ball tour of Sri Lanka has been revised, with the series now starting on July 27, a day later than originally planned.

The revised schedule is as follows:

T20Is

  – July 27, 2024 – 1st T20I at Pallekele

  – July 28, 2024 – 2nd T20I at Pallekele

  – July 30, 2024 – 3rd T20I at Pallekele

ODIs

  – July 31, 2024 – 1st ODI (D/N) at Colombo (RPS)

  – August 2, 2024 – 2nd ODI (D/N) at Colombo (RPS)

  – August 4, 2024 – 3rd ODI (D/N) at Colombo (RPS)

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