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UNP petition on Alliance nominations for Chilaw rejected

Mar 4, 2011 10:24:23 AM - itnnews.lk

A petition filed by the United National Party on the nominations filed by the United People’s Freedom Alliance for the Chilaw Pradeshiya Sabha has been rejected without being taken up for hearing.

The Appeals Court today turned down without considering the petition filed by UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake to give a ruling rejecting the nominations. The petitioner said that a candidate who is over 35 years of age had been included in the list of young candidates of the Freedom Alliance, and this contravened Election Laws. However, Freedom Alliance General Secretary and Minister Susil Premajayantha, raising initial objections said that the nominations had been handed over in conformity to the accepted laws and the Court cannot further proceed with this petition. Accepting these objections, the Appeals Court decided to reject the petition without taking up for consideration.