The main political parties have launched their election campaigns at the district level. The UPFA’s campaign will be based on the President’s direction. General Secretary of the Freedom Alliance Susil Premajayantha said the President had issued instructions on how the election should be confronted.
The Minster said that filing of nominations concluded on the 27th. The Election will be held on March 17th. Constituent parties of the Freedom Alliance had also handed in their nominations. A discussion was held with these parties on the launch of a joint campaign. At present the candidates and electoral organizers have embarked on their campaign at the local level. The Minister pointed out that measures will be initiated within the next few days to launch the campaign at the District level.