Eight political parties to contest Matale district Local Government polls | Daily News

Eight political parties to contest Matale district Local Government polls

Eight recognized political parties and six independent groups are contesting for the 13 Local Government bodies in the Matale district at the forthcoming Local Government Elections.

Accordingly, two Municipal Councils and 11 Pradeshiya Sabhas are among them. These local bodies are

Dambulla and Matale Municipal Councils and Galewela, Pallepola,Yatawatta, Matale, Ukuwela, Rattota, Abanganga - Korale, Wilgamuwa, Laggala, Naula and Dambulla Pradeshiya Sabhas.

By means of this election, 273 members are to be elected for these local bodies, while 1,582 candidates are in the fray. Meanwhile 337 polling booths would be functional, covering the district, while nearly, 3,95,796 people would be eligible to vote at the elections.

In the meantime, Agriculture State Minister Wasantha Aluvihare would be leading the U.N.P. election campaign. Deputy Minister Luxman Wasantha Perera, Former Minister and Matale District Parlimetarian Janaka Bandara Tennakoon and Gamagedara Dissanayaka would be leading the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna respectively.


 

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