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Aug 29, 2011 10:49:00 AM - itnnews.lk

The Elections Secretariat concluded the issuance of preference numbers to the candidates contesting the Local Government Elections. Preference number of candidates contesting the Colombo Municipal Council will be issued soon. Elections are slated to be conducted on the 8th of October for 17 Municipal Councils including the Colombo Municipal Council, an Urban Council and five Pradeshiya Sabhas. The Elections Secretariat said that preference numbers of the candidates contesting the polls have been issued. It was done via the District Returning Officers. The Preference numbers were intimated to the Party or the Group Leader.

The Elections Secretariat said that preference numbers of all candidates except for those in the Colombo Municipal Council were issued today. Colombo Preference numbers are to be given soon. Candidates from 18 recognized political parties and 143 Independent Groups are in the fray.