Several political parties and Independent Groups have handed in nominations for the forthcoming Local Government polls.
Polls will be conducted to elect members to 301 Local Councils countrywide. The acceptance of nominations commenced yesterday. 86 Independent Groups had placed deposits by yesterday. Five Independent Groups handed in nominations for Local Councils in the Hambantota District. The Deposits had been placed for the Lunugamvehera, Weeraketiya, Tissamaharama and Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabhas. It is reported several key political parties are in the process of finalizing their nominations. The deadline for acceptance of nominations is 27 Thursday 12 noon.
Meanwhile, it is reported that four political parties had lost the opportunity of contesting the polls. Reports emanating from the Elections Secretariat said that the Progressive Front, the Muslim Liberation Party, the National Development Front and the Eelam People’s Democratic Front will not be able to present candidates for the upcoming election.