A special discussion on the crafting of final lists of the United People’s Freedom Alliance for the forthcoming Local Government is being planned.
The discussion is to be held at Temple Trees. It will be presided by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne. The meeting will discuss issues which had cropped up in the preparation of the nominations. Freedom Alliance General Secretary and Minister Susil Premajayantha and SLFP General Secretary and Minister Maithripala Sirisena are due to attend this discussion. It is desired to complete the preparation of the UPFA nomination lists within the next two days. Leading political parties are still in the process of finalizing their nominations. Returning Officers said that the Janasetha Peramuna and about 60 Independent Groups had already handed in their nominations for some Districts. The deadline for acceptance of nominations is on Thursday.