Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 19:18
UVA election on September 20th; 14 parties & 11 independent groups on the fray.-Video
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announced today that the Uva Provincial Council election will be held on September 20th.
617 candidates from 14 political parties and 11 independent groups will contest for 32 seats in the province.
Among the major parties are UPFA, UNP, JVP, NFF, Democratic Party, United Democratic Party, Ape Jathika Peramuna, United Socialist Party and Liberal party.
294 candidates from 10 accepted political parties and four independent groups are contesting for the 18 member seats of the Badulla district.
Meanwhile Badulla district returning Officer Rohana Keerthi Disanayake stated not a single nomination list is rejected from the Badulla district.
323 candidates from 12 political parties and seven independent groups are contesting for 14 member seats from the Moneragala district.
The nominations were closed at 12 noon today and several political parties including UPFA and UNP handed over their nominations this morning.