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* EPDP to contest in Vanni District under its own symbol
Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's pro-government Tamil party, Elam People Democratic Party (EPDP) fielded 9 candidates under its own 'Veena' symbol to contest for the Vanni District at the upcoming General Election to be held on the 8th of April.

The party, however will be contesting Jaffna District jointly with the Sri Lanka's ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance.

Sivan Sivakumar (Ragu), Anthonypillai Jeyaraj (Kirupan), Sebamalai Thisaiveerasi (Linkesh), Subbiah Chandru Saundaranayagam, Benedict Thayalan (Nirmal), Ponnaiah Irathinam (Kulam), Anthony Antonydas Peeris (Babujee)and Sivasundaram Kanakendran Jeevaraja are the EPDP candidates in the fray in Vanni.

According to election officials 7,625 candidates are vying for the 225-member parliament in the first post-war parliamentary elections

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