Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya states that nominations for the Northern, North Western and Central provinces will be called from the 25th of this month till the 1st of August.
Reports state that the gazette notice in this regard has been sent to the state printers for printing.
The time given to independent groups to place deposits will end at 12 noon on the 31st of this month and the time period for handing in nominations will end at 12 noon on the 1st of August.
Following the conclusion of handing in nominations one hour will be allowed to file objections.
Hence this year’s election will be held according to the 2012 voters list.
Meanwhile, a discussion is scheduled to take place between secretaries of political parties and the elections commissioner.
This will be the first discussion between political parties and the elections commissioner with regard to the Northern, North Western and Central Provincial Council Elections.