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* Over 600 candidates contest for Sri Lanka's Uva PC election
Wed, Aug 6, 2014, 08:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 06, Colombo: Over 600 candidates have submitted nominations to contest for Sri Lanka's Uva Provincial Council election which is scheduled to be held next month.

The Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has instructed the Returning Officers of the two districts of the Province - Moneragala and Badulla districts to make all arrangements to hold the election between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm on September 20.

The acceptance of nomination ended at 12 noon today and 617 candidates from 14 political parties and 11 independent groups have submitted nominations for election to the Province.

Out of the total, 294 candidates are contesting for 18 seats in Badulla district and 323 candidates are for 14 seats in the Moneragala district.

Ten political parties and four independent groups have submitted their nominations for the Badulla district while twelve political parties and seven independent groups have submitted their nominations for the Moneragala district.

The political party or the independent group that obtains the highest number of votes in the province will get two bonus seats.

Meanwhile acceptance of application for postal votes also ended at 12 noon today.The Election Secretariat announced that the allocation of preference numbers for the candidates will be announced on Monday.

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