Accepting of nominations for the PC polls commences

Accepting of nominations for the PC polls commences

Written by Bella Dalima

30 Jan, 2014 | 10:15 pm

The accepting of nominations for the Western and Southern Provincial Council polls commenced on Thursday. Preparations have already been made at district secretariats to begin accepting nominations for the upcoming elections.

According to our correspondents, security has been beefed up at the district secretariats.

Deputy Elections Commissioner M.M. Mohammed said that the independent groups contesting the polls can place their cash bonds starting Thursday. 

The deadline to submit nominations for the polls is at noon February 6.

The Deputy Elections Commissioner also said that the independent groups need to place their cash bonds the day before they hand in their nominations. He added that this process will take place during office hours.

Meanwhile the Leader of the Janasetha Peramuna, Venerable Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero signed the nominations papers for his party on Thursday morning at the party office.

He shared these views;  “This is an important day for us. Its been a short period of time since the Janasetha Peramuna was founded and within that time the party has been moving forward in the country. We are undertaking a slow paced journey. We do not need to move ahead at once. We are a party that moves ahead very intelligently with the peoples mandate. The Janasetha Peramuna is the party that understands the people ..”


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