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More than 10,000 new voters in Digamadulla

The number of registered voters eligible to cast their votes in the forthcoming General Election in the Digamadulla district is 513,979.

The number of eligible voters for the August 5 polls will be according to the 2019 voters’ list. Of the eligible number in the Digamadulla district, 10,189 are newly registered voters. The district comprises the Ampara, Pottuvil, Sammanthurai and Kalmunai electorates.

According to the Ampara Assistant Elections Commissioner’s Office, there are 177,144 registered voters in the Ampara electorate, 168,793 in the Pottuvil electorate, 90,405 in Sammanthurai electorate and 77,637 in the Kalmunai electorate.

The 20 registered political parties and 34 Independent Groups with 540 candidates are vying for the forthcoming General Election in the Digamadulla District. Seven members are to be elected to Parliament from the district.

The 20 registered parties contesting in the forthcoming Elections are the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the United National Party (UNP), the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the Akila Ilankai Tamil Congress, the Akila Ilankai Tamil Mahasabha, the Our Power of People Party, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi, the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), the United Left Front, the Janasetha Peramuna, National Congress(NC), the Jathika Jana Ballawegaya, the National Democratic Front (NDF), the Nawa Sihala Urumaya, the Frontline Socialist Party, the Maubima Janatha Pakshaya, the Liberal Party, the Socialist Party of Sri Lanka and the Sinhaladeepa Jathika Peramuna.

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