LOCAL AUTHORITIES (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Provisions relating to nominations and deposits in respect of elections to certain Sabhas.

3. Steps to be commenced for holding of elections.

4. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULE

28 of 2017.

AN ACT to provide for calling of fresh nominations and the holding of elections in respect of two Pradeshiya Sabhas in the northern province where elections to such Sabhas have been postponed due to unforeseen and urgent circumstances; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Preamble

WHEREAS notices were published under section 26 of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance, that nominations will be received in respect of elections to Pudukudiruppu and Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Northern Province:

AND WHEREAS the dates of polls fixed for the holding of elections for the aforesaid Pradeshiya Sabhas were postponed from time to time due to unforeseen and urgent circumstances by Orders made under subsection (3) of section 38 of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance:

AND WHEREAS persons who have tendered their nominations have either died or been displaced or have changed their party or due to the fact that a considerable number of persons who have tendered their nominations have gone abroad or where persons who were below the age of thirty-five at the time of tendering nominations are now over the age of thirty-five, it has become necessary to provide for the calling of fresh nominations in respect of the aforesaid Pradeshiya Sabhas:

AND WHEREAS due to the period of time that has elapsed since the submission of nominations in respect of the aforesaid Pradeshiya Sabhas, it has become necessary to provide for the calling of fresh nominations in respect of such Pradeshiya Sabhas and to make provisions for the holding of fresh elections in respect of the aforesaid Sabhas.

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