The preparation of nomination lists by the United Peoples Freedom Alliance has reached its final phase. Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that arrangements are underway to handover the nominations. The Minister said that their victory is a certainty and it is evident through the enthusiasm shown by individuals to seek candidature.
The Minister said there would not have been such a high demand for the candidacy if the party is going to be defeated or has earned disrepute. He said a very high number had sought candidacy as has never been in the history of Local Government Elections. The Minister opined that this indicated the popularity of the Alliance led by the SLFP. He was optimistic that they wiould achieve an overwhelming victory.