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Saturday, February 27, 2010
      Editorial:Party leaders’ dictatorship

Elections dept. runs out of symbols

Over 20 parties, independent groups in the fray

Digamadulla has 17 parties and 49 independent groups

Nominations for the 7th Parliamentary Elections closed yesterday at 12 noon with over 20 political parties and over 40 Independent Groups handing over nomination lists for the general election scheduled for April 8.

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance, the United National Front and the Democratic National Front will contest all 22 districts. They have fielded 264 candidates each.

Deputy Commissioner of elections Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that as 40...

UPFA Colombo District parliamentary election candidates were present at the District Secretariat yesterday to examine any objections to their candidatures. After the examination two prominent UPFA candidates Wimal Weerawansa and Dinesh Gunawardena greet each other outside the District Secretariat while Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena looks on. (Photo-Nihal Chandrakumara)

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