Written by Staff Writer
01 Feb, 2014 | 11:44 am
The Elections Secretariat says that twenty independent parties have placed deposits with regard to the upcoming Western and Southern Provincial Council Elections.
Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L. Rathnayake said that ten independent parties placed their deposits on Friday alone. He further said that fifteen independent parties in the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts in the Western Province have placed deposits during two days.
Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L. Rathnayake said that eight independent parties have placed deposits for Colombo district, three for Gampaha district and four for Kalutara district.
Five independent parties have placed deposits for Galle and Matara districts in the Southern Province: however no parties from the Hambantota district have deposited yet.
The Elections Secretariat noted that the closing date for placing deposits will end by 12 noon on February 5.
Meanwhile, handing over of nominations from the Western and Southern Provinces commenced on January 30. The deadline will close by 12 noon on February6.
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