Petition filed by Podu Jana Peramuna against rejection of nomination list

Petition filed by Podu Jana Peramuna against rejection of nomination list

December 20, 2017   12:19 pm

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Five candidates from the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna filed a petition before the Court of Appeal against the rejection of their party nomination list for the Maharagama Urban Council. 

The nomination lists of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) several Local Government bodies were rejected, according to Returning Officers earlier this month. 

The party’s nomination lists for the Panadura Urban Council, Badulla Pradeshiya Sabha, Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha and Agalawatta Pradeshiya Sabha were rejected on December 14. 

Badulla District Returning Officer Nimal Abeysiri stated that 42 political parties and 9 independent groups had handed over nominations for the 11 local government institutions in the Badulla District. 

The Joint Opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is contesting the upcoming election as the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, under the “flower bud” symbol. 

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