6 new political parties apply for registration
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 14:44 GMT]
Six new political parties have applied to the Commissioner of
Elections for registration. They are waiting for the return of the
Election Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake who is on vacation
overseas following the two major elections, presidential and general
elections earlier this year, sources in Colombo said.
The number of political parties registered with the Election
Secretariat currently is 63.
Meanwhile, discussions are underway with the related authorities
regarding cancellation of registration of the political parties that
did not contest elections consecutively for a number of elections.