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Total Of 450 Nomination Papers Rejected

Jan 28, 2011 8:10:12 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Elections Department has said that a total of 450 nomination papers presented for the local government elections have been rejected.

Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has told the media that while 2,047 nomination lists have been presented to the Department for 301 Local Government bodies, 450 had been rejected.

The District Secretaries have therefore accepted 1,597 nomination lists for the local government elections to be held on March 17.

According to the Elections Department, a majority of the nominations that were rejected have been presented in the Ampara District.