Dec 14, 2017

Basil’s party to contest from bud & boat

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna headed by its national organizer Basil Rajapaks will contest under the flower bud sign in 84 of the 93 LG bodies that called nominations initially.

In the East, seven LG bodies will contest under the boat sign, and for the Beruwala and Bandarawela Municipal Councils the United Podujana Peramuna will contest independently. 

Several organizations have united to form a broad Podujana Peramuna to contest the mini elections.

They said this LG elections will serve as a public opinion poll to gauge public acceptance of their party.

Meanwhile, the UNP,SLFP, UPFA, JVP and several other parties submitted their nominations for many LG bodies yesterday.


 Nominations end today


Acceptence of nominations for 93 LG institutions will end at 12.00 noon today.

Subsequent to nominations being handed over, the officers will remain in their offices for a further hour to accept objections, after which the nominations of the accepted party and independent groups nomination papers are expected to be announced.

The acceptance of deposits from these parties and independent groups ended at 12.00 noon yesterday (13). Accordingly, the Elections Commission stated that 557 security deposits from political parties and independent groups had been received.