UNP, UPFA avoid Jaffna district
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 February 2004, 12:27 GMT]
The Returning Officer of the Jaffna electoral district Mr.S.Pathmanathan
Tuesday accepted nomination lists from eight political parties and two
independent groups to
Contest the forthcoming general election fixed for 2 April, election department sources said.
The two Sinhala major political parties, United National Party and United
Peoples Freedom Alliance (SLFP-JVP) are not contesting in the Jaffna electoral
district, sources said.
Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchchi, Eelam Peoples Democratic Party, Jathika Hela
Urumaya, United Socialist Party, New Left Front, Ruhunu Peoples Party, Sri
Lanka Muslim Congress and Swarajaya Party are contesting.
Jaffna Government Agent, S. Pathmanathan
group led by the president of the Tamil United Left Front (TULF) Mr.
V.Anandasangaree and a second independent group led by M.S.Mohamed Rafee
also have entered the contest, sources said.