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Delimitation Commission Chief says not holding LG Polls a serious issue for democracy

Colombo (LNW): The non-holding of an election is a serious issue affecting the country’s democracy, emphasised Chairman of the Delimitation Commission of Sri Lanka Mahinda Deshapriya.

He made this observation in response to the non-holding of the Local Government Election, which at the moment is being dragged in indefinitely.

Deshapriya pointed out that the authorities will take measures to hold at least one election out of the provincial council and local government elections this year, and expressed confidence that at least one of the two currently postponed polls may be held before World Democracy Day, which falls on September 15.

He reminded that the Supreme Court has ruled that it is unlawful that the country being ruled by governors, secretaries and commissioners without any mandate by the people and their representatives.

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