Polls for two local governments in un-cleared areas of North

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Elections for the two local government bodies in the un-cleared areas of Mullativu district in the North are like to be held next year.

Elections Department officials have said elections for Puthukudiyiruppu Pradeshiya Sabha and Maritime Pattu Pradeshiya Sabha, which were postponed this year would be held in March next year.

The elections to the two local government bodies were to be held in March this year in the first phase of the local government elections.

However, the polls had to be postponed since the de-mining and the resettlement in the areas were not completed in time.

According to the Elections Department, the period of the postponement of elections to the two bodies is to end next month.

Meanwhile, Elections Department officials have recently visited the Mullativu District with officials from the Mullativu District Secretariat to observe the situation in the area. (Colombo Page)