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NOMINATIONS CLOSE – POLLS ON 8TH OCTOBER

Aug 25, 2011 11:22:04 AM - itnnews.lk

Many political parties and independent groups are in the fray for the mini election for 23 Local Government Institutions. The Elections Secretariat announced that polls will be conducted on the 8th of October.

Polls will be conducted for three Local Councils in the Hambantota District. 25 recognized political parties and seven independent groups have filed nominations. The nominations filed by the Patriotic National Front were rejected.

Eight political parties and six independent groups are in the fray for the Galle Municipal Council. Galle District Returning Officer Wijeratne Sakalasuriya said that nominations of an independent group were rejected. 19 members are to be elected to the Galle Municipal Council.

Six political parties and six independent groups have handed in nominations for the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council. Nominations of the Janasetha Front were rejected. 10 members will be elected for this Municipal Council.

Six political parties and three independent groups have handed in nominations for the Anuradhapura Municipal Council. The number of members to be elected is 13.

Elections are slated for three Local Authorities in the Kandy District. 10 recognized political parties and 11 independent groups have filed nominations. Nominations of four independent groups have been turned down.