Party representatives hand in their applications for candidacy at the forthcoming local government polls with keen enthusiasm.
Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas are due to be dissolved next week. Political sources said that the elections may be held in March. The United People’s Freedom Alliance hold the power of a majority of the local bodies. Many representing local bodies handed in their applications at the SLFP headquarters today to contest the local government elections. Those who intend to contest the polls from the SLFP should submit their applications by tomorrow. UPFA General Secretary and Minister, Susil Premajayantha said that those who are already serving as local government members should also submit their applications.