46 local council members to be chosen in Mannar elections
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 January 2011, 03:02 GMT]
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to contest all the five local authorities in the Mannaar electoral district in the forthcoming election, according to Vanni district TNA parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan. Elections to local authorities are to be held after a lapse of thirty five years in the district to elect 46 members to an Urban Council and the four Pradeshya Sabas in the district.
Seven members of the Mannaar Urban Council (UC), nine each to Mannaar Predesiya Saba (PS), Naanaaddaan PS and Musali PS and twelve to Maanthai West PS are to be elected.
TNA, Varathar wing of the E.P.R.L.F, EPDP, United National Party (UNP), United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) are expected to enter the contests.
Several independent groups are also contesting the elections.
According to Election Department instruction that each political party and independent group should nominate nine candidates to Mannaar UC and twelve to Mannaar PS, Musali PS and Naanaaddaan PS, and sixteen to Maanthai West PS.
The is mandated to include 4 youths for Mannaar UC, 5 youths each to Mannaar PS, Musali PS and Naanaaddaan PS, and six to Maanthai West PS.