All big players hand in nominations for NPC



By Franklin R.Satyapalan


The UPFA, UNP and the JVP handed in their nominations to contest the Jaffna District to the Chief Returning Officer (District Secretary) Sundaram Arumainayagam at the Jaffna District Secretariat yesterday morning.


The General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA ), Minister Susil Premajayanth flew to Jaffna last morning to hand over the nominations of the UPFA for the Jaffna district.


Premajayanth who was accompanied by EPDP Leader Minister Douglas Devananda and Group Leader representing the EPDP Ex-MP S .Thavarasa and chief candidate of the SLFP Angajhan Ramanathan were mobbed and garlanded by their supporters who converged outside the Kachcheri .


The Leader of the ACMC Minister Rishard Bathudeen represented the UPFA in handing over nominations to contest the Mannar, Mullaithivu and the Vavuniya districts yesterday.


The UPFA also handed in the nominations to contest the Central and the North-Western Provinces yesterday, SLFP sources said yesterday.


The former Chief Minister and group leader of the UPFA from the Kandy District Sarath Ekanayake after handing in the nominations to the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) (District Secretary) Gamini Seneviratne at the District Secretariat at Kandy yesterday morning said that the UNP was nowhere to be seen and the UPFA would get a convincing 2/3rd victory at the election.


Ekanayake said that the last time the CM candidate of the UNP, Minister S. B. Dissanayake was able to pose a challenge to the UPFA as result the UPFA was able to secure only 36 of the 58 seats in the province though they had 41 members at the time of dissolution of the council.


The nominations of the UPFA for the Kurunegala District were handed by former Chief Minister and District Group Leader Attorney - at - law Athula Wijesinghe to the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) (District Secretary) H. M. P. Hitisekera at the District Secretariat yesterday.


The UPFA nominations for the Matale District were handed over by District Group Leader former Provincial Minister Bandula Yalegama to the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) (District Secretary) Mrs K. H. A. Meegasmulla at the District Secretariat.


The UPFA nominations for the Puttalam District were handed over by District Group Leader Former Provincial Minister Piyasiri Ramanayake to the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) (District Secretary ) Kingsley Fernando at the District Secretariat last morning .


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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