Nov 29, 2017

JO commences election campaign alone – Here’s yesterday’s decision!

The Joint Opposition leaders had met at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence yesterday (28) to discuss how they would face the upcoming LG elections and it is said that many important decisions were taken at this meeting.

It was decided at the meeting to complete the preparation of nominations by December 4 for the 93 Local Government organisations.

Further the signatures of the candidates are to be obtained by December 5, according to political sources.

The JO party leaders also took the decision to hand over the nominations from December 11 to 13.

Meetings are also scheduled to be held today (29) and tomorrow (30) with the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna organisers.

The JO party leaders have decided to meet again on December 1 and 2.  

It was also decided at yesterday’s meeting to appoint an election steering committee to handle the election activities of the JO.
Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa, Kumara Welgama, Dallas Alahapperuma and Udaya Gammanpila were appointed as members of this steering committee.