Eravur Urban Council

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Eravur Urban Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairman
Ali MoulanaUPFA
since March 2011
Deputy Chairman
Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Thasleem, UPFA
since March 2011
Seats 9
Elections
Last election
Sri Lankan local government elections, 2011

Eravur Urban Council (EUC) is the local authority for the town of Eravur in eastern Sri Lanka.[1] EUC is responsible for providing a variety of local public services including roads, sanitation, drains, housing, libraries, public parks and recreational facilities. It has 9 members elected using the open list proportional representation system.

Election results[edit]

2006 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 20 May 2006:[2]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  Independent 6 (Sri Lanka Muslim Congress) 3,501 36.89% 5
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NUA, NC, SLFP et al.) 2,460 25.92% 2
  United National Party 2,004 21.11% 1'
Independent 3 716 7.54% 1
  Tamil National Alliance (ITAK, EPRLF (S), TELO, ACTC) 521 5.49% 0
Independent 4 130 1.37% 0
Independent 1 124 1.31% 0
Independent 5 22 0.23% 0
Independent 7 9 0.09% 0
Independent 2 4 0.04% 0
Valid Votes 9,491 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 280
Total Polled 9,771
Registered Electors 16,322
Turnout 59.86%

The following candidates were elected:[3] Mohamed Cassim Abdul Gafoor (SLMC); Abu Haniffa Sahul Hameed (SLMC); Abdul Gafoor Mohamed Hassan (SLMC); Jamaldeen Mohamadu Jemeel (Ind 3); Mahumoothu Lebbe Abdul Lathief (UNP); Hayathu Mohamed Noor Mohamed (SLMC); Ahamed Farsath Jamaldeen Mohamed Musthafa (SLMC); Abdul Latif Mohamadu Yoosuf (UPFA); and Mohamadu Sarif Zubair (UPFA).

Mohamed Cassim Abdul Gafoor (SLMC) and Abu Haniffa Sahul Hameed (SLMC) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

The term of the council was due to expire in 2010 but on 22 December 2009 Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Janaka Bandara Tennakoon extended it until 31 March 2011.[4]

Eravur Town Rural Council (Eravur Town Pradesha Sabhai or Eravur Town Pradeshiya Sabha) was promoted and renamed Eravur Urban Council with effect from 1 April 2011.[5]

2011 local government election[edit]

Results of the local government election held on 17 March 2011:[6]

Alliances and parties Votes % Seats
  United People's Freedom Alliance (NC, ACMC, SLFP et al.) 6,593 54.32% 6
  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 3,453 28.45% 2
Independent 3 1,693 13.95% 1
Independent 1 158 1.30% 0
Independent 6 154 1.27% 0
Independent 10 42 0.35% 0
Independent 4 17 0.14% 0
  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna 11 0.09% 0
Independent 9 4 0.03% 0
Independent 2 3 0.02% 0
Independent 5 3 0.02% 0
Independent 7 3 0.02% 0
Independent 8 3 0.02% 0
Valid Votes 12,137 100.00% 9
Rejected Votes 313
Total Polled 12,450
Registered Electors 16,522
Turnout 75.35%

The following candidates were elected:[7] Akeel Arshath K. L.; Abdul Raseed Firous; Abdul Lathief Mahumoothu Lebbe; Ameen Issath Mohideen; Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (UPFA); Meera Labbey Rebupasam; Poopalaretnam Sasikaran; Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Thasleem (UPFA); and Iramlan Abdul Wasith.

Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (UPFA) and Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Thasleem (UPFA) were appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kattankudy Urban Council". Government of Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Local Authorities Election 2006 Final Results Eravur Town Pradeshiya Sabha". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notices under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 262)". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1447/36. 2 June 2006. 
  4. ^ "Extraordinary Gazette No. 1633/09". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Government of Sri Lanka. 23 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notification THE PRADESHIYA SABHAS ACT, No. 15 OF 1987". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1687/23. 5 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Local Authorities Election - 17.03.2011 Batticaloa District Eravur Urban Council". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ "PART IV (B) — LOCAL GOVERNMENT Notices under the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance (Chapter 262) LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTIONS ORDINANCE". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1699/5. 28 March 2011.