Lawyers to pay Mahinda's deposit
by Chitra Weerarathne

The Sri Lanka Independent Lawyers' Association will meet the cost of the candidate's Deposit of Rs. 50,000/= for Mahinda Rajapakse, the Presidential Candidate of the People's Alliance.

The Central Committee of the Association held a meeting, on September 21, 2005, at the Temple Trees and unanimously decided to grant this amount.

The matter was suggested by Colombo District representative Bandula Wellala. It was unanimously approved by all the 150 lawyers present there. The money was pooled and the total of Rs. 50,000 was collected then and there.

The deposit is to be credited to the Elections Department, in support of the nomination of Mahinda Rajapakse.


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