Presidential race begins:
Thirteen in the fray
THIRTEEN candidates in the Presidential race
handed in their nominations yesterday to Elections Commissioner
Dayananda Dissanayake at the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya.
The two main contenders in the November 17 poll, UPFA candidate
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and UNP candidate Opposition Leader
Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over their nominations to the
Commissioner at the auspicious times of 10.37 a.m. and 9.44 a.m.
Commissioner urges candidates to ensure
ELECTIONS Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake
called upon all candidates to ensure a free and fair election sans
violence on November 17 when he met Presidential candidates
yesterday. Making a special statement after receiving nominations
from the 13 presidential candidates vying for the fifth executive