Nominations for the local government elections are currently being accepted. Candidates from several Local Government Institutions have placed their deposits. Five independent groups placed deposits for several Local Government Institutions in the Galle District.
Nominations are being accepted in 22 District Election Offices setup for 301 Local Government Institutions. Nominations will be received until 12.00 noon on the 27th . Thereafter political parties and independent groups have been allocated one hour to file objections and the Elections Commissioner is expected to declare the Election Day. The Elections Secretariat said that the time allotted to place deposits will come to an end at 12.00 noon on the 26th. A number of independent groups have already placed their deposits. Meanwhile the Police are providing special security to the District Secretariats until the 27th of this month which is the final day of accepting nominations.