Minister Maithreepala Sirisena states that nominations were only handed over to family members of SLFP politicians who had notified the party that they would not contest the next polls.
Addressing a media briefing which was convened by the party in Colombo today
stated that the party had not breached its policy in this regard in any manner.
Minister Sirisena also noted that steps would be taken reprimand the suspect who had intimidated the Mannar Magistrate, irrespective of his stature.
The United National Party states that the intimidation of the Mannar Magistrate as well as the attacks launched on the court complex should be immediately investigated.
Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today party General Secretary MP Thissa Aththanayeke noted that the government was wilfully evading taking action against the minister in dispute.