Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka government coalition party signs nominations independently for Uva PC election
Sun, Aug 3, 2014, 07:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 03, Colombo: Candidates of the National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA), have signed the nomination papers to contest the Uva Provincial Council separately.

A team including attorney Chaminda Mahanama and Sarath Tennakoon signed the nomination papers for Badulla district and team headed by former parliamentarian and Provincial Councilor Padma Udaya Shantha Gunasekara signed for Moneragala District.

Addressing media following the signing, Gunasekara said the party would gain more votes than the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) at the election.

The party decided to contest separately from the ruling UPFA since the main constituent party of the alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) granted nomination to a former NFF Provincial Councilor of the Moneragala district who has been sacked from the NFF and subjected to a disciplinary probe.

NFF had three seats in Uva Provincial Council but all the other councilors except Padma Udaya Shantha have now left the party. One former councilor is to contest from the opposition United National Party (UNP) and the other is to contest from ruling SLFP.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
First Sri Lankan climbed Mount Everest returns safely
-- [2 hours ago]
NGO condemns appointment of an official accused of financial misuse as an Additional Secretary to a ministry
-- [3 hours ago]
Government grants concessions on the clearance of essential items necessary for disaster relief services
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Prime Minister orders Central Bank to submit quarterly reports of bond sales to parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
World Bank responds positively for Sri Lankan President's request for financial assistance
-- [5 hours ago]
Lanka IOC offers Rs. 5 million for disaster relief in Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Minister, Thai Deputy PM discuss strengthening ties
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President assures sufficient financial resources to deliver maximum disaster relief to victims
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Hayleys completes strong year of growth; posts Rs. 6.8 billion in PBT
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of 34 Indian Fishermen
-- [7 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.