Monday, 03 February 2014 - 12:40
First nominations submitted by Jana-setha front: Main parties to give nominations on the 5th and 6th.
The inaugural nomination for the Western and Southern Provincial Council elections was submitted by the Jana-setha Front today.
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The Party leader Battaramulle Seelarathana Thera handed over his party nominations for the Hambantota district this morning.
Meanwhile the main political parties are expected to hand over nominations on the 5th and 6th of this month.
The entertaining of nominations for the Provincial Council elections was opened on the 31st of last month and the deadline to accept nominations will expire at 12 noon on the 6th of this month.
Independent groups should deposit their cash bonds before the 5th of this months, and 20 such groups have deposited cash bonds by last Friday.
Meanwhile JVP General Secretary Tylvin Silva said that nomination papers of his party will be handed over tomorrow.
At the same time, UNP General Secretary Thissa Attanayake said that the time for consideration of nominations will be ended today.
UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha said that obtaining signatures for the party nomination papers have been started by now.
Minister Premajayantha said that the party nominations for both Provincial Council elections will be handed over on the 6th of this month.