SPC election on October 10
The Southern Provincial Council election will be held on October 10,
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake said yesterday.
Nominations from recognized political parties ended at 12 noon
The period granted to the independent groups to furnish their
deposits to the respective Returning Officers ended at 12 noon on
Thursday. Eleven recognized political parties and six independent groups
have handed in nominations for the Hambantota district. Fifteen
recognised political parties and four independent groups have presented
nomination lists for the Galle district.
The nomination lists of Deshapremi Janatha Peramuna and an
independent group were rejected by the Galle Returning Officer. Fifteen
political parties and three Independent Groups are contesting from the
Two nomination lists from a recognised political party and an
independent group were rejected by the Matara Returning Officer.
According to UPFA General Secretary and Education Minister Susil
Premajayantha, a special meeting was to be held yesterday to discuss on
how the election campaign should be conducted for the Southern
Provincial Council election.
Former Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal De Silva will lead the campaign
in the Galle district while Hemal Gunasekera and V.K. Indika will lead
the campaign from Matara and Hambantota districts.
Over 670 polling stations will be set up in the Galle district which
consists of 10 electorates and 761,815 registered voters in the district
are qualified to vote at the upcoming SPC election. The Elections
Department will also set up 442 polling stations in the Matara district
which comprises 578,858 voters.
Over 485 polling stations will be set up in the Hambantota district
and 421,181 people are qualified to vote.
* Eleven recognized political parties and six
independent groups hand in nominations for Hambantota district.
* Fifteen recognised political parties and four
independent groups present nomination lists for Galle district.
* Fifteen political parties and three
Independent Groups contest from Matara district
* Total number of seats of the Southern
Provincial Council (with two bonus seats) is 55.