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Nominations for Local Government Elections accepted from tomorrow

Aug 17, 2011 5:56:48 AM - itnnews.lk

Accepting nominations for the Local Government Elections will start tomorrow. Elections are due for 23 Local Government Bodies.

The Elections Secretariat said that the nominations will be accepted at the District Secretariats until 12.00 noon on the 25th. The Independent groups should handover the nominations before 12.00 noon on the 24th . The Secretariat said that each candidate has to place a deposit of 250 rupees. The elections are being held for 17 Municipal Councils, one Urban Council and 5 Pradeshiya Sabhas in Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ampara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Badulla and Ratnapura Districts.

Meanwhile accepting applications for postal voting will come to an end on the 25th. The Elections Secretariat said that the staff members of the relevant local government bodies will be deployed for election duties.