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The newly-elected LG bodies will be convened on March 02nd

The Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government says the newly-elected local government bodies will be convened on March 02nd.  Subject minister Faizer Mustafa will issue the relevant gazette notification in due course. Ministry secretary Kamal Padmasiri says convening the new LG bodies, originally set for February 15th, had been put off on the advice of the Election Commission. He says the new LG members will be given training in collaboration with the provincial councils. More than 4,000 members will be elected under the new electoral system.