Jan 08, 2018

Chances are higher for female candidates Featured

Male candidates in the lists of nominations have a very little chance of getting appointed to local government polls, says election commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.

In comparison, the female candidates have a much higher chance, he says, noting the requirement that every list should have a 25 per cent of women candidates.

He said all elected and appointed members should resign if a person not belonging to either category is to be appointed to a LG body.