Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment)

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Published: 2004

Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment)
Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVINCIAL COUNCILS ELECTIONS ACT, NO. 2 OF 1988








BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :



[3rd February

, 2004 ]













Short title.



1. This Act may be cited as the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act, No. 5 of 2004,



Amendment of section 3 of Act No. 2 of 1988.



2. Section 3 of the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988 (hereinafter referred to as the "principal enactment ) is hereby amended as follows :





(1) by the repeal of subsection (1) of that section and the substitution therefore of the following subsection :




"(1) Every Provincial Council shall consist of such number of members as may be specified by the President in an Order made under section 2 of the Provincial Councils Act, No. 42 of 1987";



(2) by the substitution in paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of that section for the words "1000 square kilometres." of the words "1000 square kilometres :



Provided that, the number of members determined by the Commissioner in terms of this subsection shall correspond to the number of members specified by the President by an Order made under section 2 of the Provincial Councils Act, No. 42 of 1987, less two members to be declared elected in terms of subsection (2) of section 61A".



Amendment of section 22 of the principal enactment.



3. Section 22 of the principal enactment is hereby amended in subsection (1) of that section by the substitution in paragraph (c) thereof for the words "the date of poll, such date being any day other than", of the words "the date of poll, such date being a date Tailing on a Saturday or any day other than".



Rescinding of determination of Commissioner.



4. The determination made by the Commissioner under section 3 and published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1319/4 of December 16, 2003 is hereby rescinded.



Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.



5. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.
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