Nominations end yesterday:
Uva polls on August 8
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake yesterday set August 8
as the date for the elections to the Uva Provincial Council. The UNP and
the JVP were among the major political parties who handed in their
nomination lists yesterday.
All nominations had been submitted by 12 noon yesterday. Badulla
Returning Officer Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake said. The UPFA had already
filed their nomination papers on Tuesday
Altogether 600 candidates representing main political parties and
independent group are vying for 32 seats in the Uva Provincial Council.
The acceptance of nominations ended yesterday at the Badulla and
Moneragala District Secretariats..
Over 336 candidates of 14 political parties and 96 candidates from
four independent groups will enter the fray to secure 21 seats from the
Badulla district while 112 candidates representing eight political
parties and and 56 candidates representing for independent group will
vie for 11 seats from the Moneragala district.
Fourteen political parties and 4 independent groups filed nominations
before the Badulla District Returning Officer Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake.
No nomination list was rejected in the Badulla District.
The UPFA , UNP, JVP, Up Country People’s Front are among the key
parties contesting the Uva Provincial Council election from the Badulla
district. The nomination list forwarded by the Janasetha Peramuna and an
Independent group for the Moneragala district were rejected by the
Moneragala District Returning Officer.
Eight main political parties including the UPFA, UNP, JVP and United
Socialist Party will contest the election from the Moneragala district.
Uva Paranagama SLFP Chief Organiser and Former Chief Minister of the
Uva Province A. H. Buddhadasa will lead the list in the Badulla district
while Basnayaka Nilame of the Kataragama Devalaya Shashindra Kumara
Rajapaksa will head the Moneragala district group..
Over 500,000 voters are eligible to vote in the Badulla district and
over 300,000 in the Moneragala.
A peaceful atmosphere prevailed during yesterday’s handing in of
nominations with no incidents reported .