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Aug 22, 2011 11:11:28 AM - itnnews.lk

All arrangements are in place to file nominations of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance tomorrow. Nominations for elections to the 23 Local bodies will be entertained until Thursday. Freedom Alliance General Secretary and Minister Susil Premajayantha said that inking of nominations commenced yesterday and the signing of many of them were completed yesterday. He also said that arrangements have been made to file the nominations at the respective places from tomorrow. The signing of nominations for the Colombo Municipal Council will take place tomorrow. He revealed that they had planned to field a former Minister as the Mayoral candidate.

In the meantime temporary Identity cards are now being issued for the Local Government polls. The Elections Secretary said a document to provide the identity is mandatory at the elections. The Secretariat said that an opportunity has been afforded to secure temporary identity cards through the Grama Niladharis for voters who do not possess identity cards