Elections to local bodies in Batticaloa in March

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 January 2008, 17:37 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Commissioner General of Elections announced Friday that submitting nominations for the elections to be held for nine local authorities in Batticaloa district will begin on January 18 and closes on January 25. The local authorities are Batticaloa Municipal Council, Pradesiya Sabah of Eravoorpattu, Koralaipattu, Koralaipattu north, Eruvilpattu, Manmunaipattu west, Manmunai southwest, Porativupattu, and Manmunai south. Elections Department sources said that the election would be held during the second week of March.

Nominations will be accepted from recognized political parties and independent groups at the Batticaloa District Secretariat.

Independent groups could pay their deposits till January 24 and the nomination closes on January 25.

The date of election will be announced on the last date of nominations, election commissioner said.


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