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* Sri Lanka District Secretariats to be declared special Security Zones
Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 09:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dishanayake has informed all the District Returning Officers to declare the District Secretariats as special Security Zones from tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the final day to submit nominations for the upcoming general election in Sri Lanka. The nomination period that began on February 19th will end at 12 noon tomorrow.

According to the instructions, Approach roads to the District Secretariats will be closed for security reasons. The District Secretaries have been asked to cancel any other engagements scheduled for tomorrow.

The Elections Commissioner has requested the political parties to have the District leader and three other representatives for the handing of nominations. The general election to elect 225-member parliament will be held on April 8th.

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