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* Ruling party nominations for Sri Lanka's Uva Provincial Council election in a crisis
Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 07:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 27, Colombo: The Nominations Board of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of the ruling alliance, to select candidates for the forthcoming election to the Uva Provincial Council will meet at SLFP headquarters tomorrow.

The Nominations Board comprises Ministers W. D. J. Seneviratne (Chairman) and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, senior Cabinet Minister A. H. M. Fowzie, former Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province, Saliya Mathew and Chief Minister of the Central Province Sarath Ekanayake.

The Board will select 17 candidates for the Moneragala district and 21 for the Badulla district. The number of seats in the Provincial Council for Moneragala is 14 and for Badulla, 18.

Meanwhile the coalition parties of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have reportedly demanded more allocation of nominations from the lists.

Sources say that Ceylon Workers' Congress led by Minister Arumugam Thondaman has sought four candidates while National Workers' Congress led by MP P. Digambaran, Upcountry National Front, National Freedom Front, Lanka Sama Samaja Party and Democratic Left Front also have asked for nominations for Badulla district.

Ceylon Workers' Congress and National Freedom Front have already announced that they will contest separately unless their demands are granted.

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