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MANY PARTIES FILE NOMINATIONS FOR POLLS

Aug 24, 2011 12:17:21 PM - itnnews.lk

Many political parties filed nominations today for the elections scheduled for 23 Local Councils. Today was also the deadline for the acceptance of deposits from Independent Groups.

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance filed nominations for the three Local Authorities of the Hambantota District. They were the Hambantota Municipal Council, the Hambantota Pradeshiya Sabha and the Suriyawewa Pradeshiya Sabha. Nominations were handed in to the Hambantota Returning Officer R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla.
Three main political parties and an Independent Group handed in nominations for the Anuradhapura Municipal Council. The political parties were the United Peoples Freedom Alliance, the United National Party and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance filed nominations for the Kurunegala Municipal Council this morning. Kurunegala SLFP Chief Organizer and Deputy Minister Jayaratne Herath handed in the nomination list to the Kurunegala Returning Officer.
Nominations of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance for some local bodies in Kandy were submitted today. The handing over of nominations took place at the Kandy District Secretariat for the Kandy Municipal Council and the Kundasale and Gangawatakorale Pradeshiya Sabhas. Nominations were filed under the patronage of Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. Parliamentarian Dilum Amunagama joined in this occasion. The United National Party also filed nominations for the Kundasale Pradeshiya Sabha.
The Freedom Alliance filed nominations for the Badulla Municipal Council. Former Badulla Mayor Attorney Upali Nissanka handed in the nominations to the Badulla Returning Officer Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake.
The Freedom Alliance nominations for the Negombo Municipal Council were submitted today. Deputy Minister Sarath Gunaratne handed in the nominations to the Gampaha District Returning Officer J.J. Ratnasiri.

Nominations of the Ceylon Workers Congress for the Ratnapura Municipal Council were handed over today by its party Leader and Minister Arumugam Thondaman. The United National Party also filed nominations for this Municipal Council today.
The Freedom Alliance filed nominations for the Gampaha Municipal Council yesterday.
The Freedom Alliance is scheduled to file nominations for several Local Authorities including the Colombo Municipal Council tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the acceptance of deposits from Independent Groups closed today. 123 Independent Groups have placed deposits for 23 Local Bodies. The Elections Secretariat said that the highest number of deposits have been placed for the Colombo Municipal Council. 24 Groups have placed deposits for this Municipal Council.
The deadline for filing nominations is tomorrow.