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Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 12:32
Gazette with number of councillors for LG bodies published
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The gazette notification constituting the number of members of all local government bodies has been published.

The Government Printer confirmed this to Hiru News.

The gazette notification has been published under numbers 2043/56 and 57.

In addition to the number of councillors in local government bodies, establishing Norwood and Maskeliya Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Nuwara Eliya and Agrapathana and Kotagala Pradeshiya Sabhas in Ambagamuwa region has also been included in the gazette notification.

Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Faizer Mustapha signed the gazette notification on the 1st of this month.

The Ministry said that the number of councillors in each local government body has been determined based on the geographic and demographic features of each region.

It is noteworthy that, with the amendment to the Local Authorities Elections Act, the number of local government bodies will increase from 336 to 341 while the number of councillors will increase from 4,486 to 8,356.

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