Sunday, 07 December 2014 - 8:14
Handing over of Deposits for Presidential Poll ends today; Handing over nominations tomorrow.
Eighteen presidential hopefuls including two from independent groups made financial deposits last Friday to contest the upcoming Presidential election.
The Elections Department accepted financial deposits from November 24th to December 5th on all working days from 8.30am to 4.30 pm.
Today, the final day for deposits, the parties are required to make the nomination deposits between 8.30am and 12.00 noon.
According to election law a candidate nominated by a recognised political party is required to deposit a sum of 50 thousand rupees while an independent candidate needs to deposit 75 thousand rupees to be eligible to contest the Presidential polls scheduled on January 8th next year.
Additional elections commissioner U Amaradasa said nominations from candidates will be accepted tomorrow.