Decision taken on govt. employees contesting for LG polls

The government employees who have submitted nominations to contest the Local Government (LG) elections have received the Cabinet’s approval to work in the nearest LG division apart from the district in which they are contesting.

The decision has been taken in view of the observations issued by the Elections Commission over the measures to be taken with regard to these government employees till the election is held.
Accordingly, a proposal presented by State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Janaka Wakkumbura has been approved by the Cabinet.

State Minister Wakkumbura yesterday said that the government employees who are contesting the election would be given their salaries and allowances.

He also said that necessary instructions have been issued to all the LG bodies through the Governors to carry out the activities of the LG bodies.