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Parties gearing up for polls

Jan 8, 2011 5:03:14 AM - itnnews.lk

The main political parties are making the preliminary arrangements for the Local Government Elections. More than 10,000 applications had been received by the SLFP from prospective candidates.

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said that the nomination committees will be functioning at the District level from Monday the 10th.

He said allocation of candidates among the Local Government Institutions will take place next week. The final list will be prepared by the 20th of this month. Nominations are expected to be received from the 20th to the 27th of this month. As such all Government parties in the Alliance have been called upon to be present before the Committees and take necessary action prior to this date.