Now, polls to two Vanni LG bodies put off

By Franklin R. Satyapalan

Elections to two Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullaitivu District have been postponed due to transport problems faced by IDPs in the Chettikulam welfare centre.

Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake yesterday informed the Assistant Commissioner of Elections for the Vanni district A. S. Karunanidhi that elections to the Maritimepattru and Pudukudiirruppu Pradeshiya Sabhas had been postponed due to transport problems.

Chief Returning Officer for the Vanni district, Mrs P .S. M. Charles said that since she was busy with a visit by the European Union Parliamentary delegation to Vavuniya yesterday she was unaware of the postponement of polls.

She said that there were about 18,000 IDPs in the Menik Farm welfare camp at Chettikulam, but she was unable to state how many of them were eligible for voting.

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