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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté launched in Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
President tells Chief Ministers to prepare for Provincial Council elections
-- [3 hours ago]
India announces IIT Entrance Test in Colombo
-- [5 hours ago]
Resettlement Ministry constructs over 11,000 houses in war affected areas
-- [6 hours ago]
Court of Appeal orders CID to find three naval officers acquitted of TNA MP Raviraj murder
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka energy regulator plans to launch guidelines on power outages
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's state owned retail network chain Sathosa will not be privatized, Minister vows
Sri Lanka Finance Minister promises to reduce current taxes and pass benefits to people
U.S., Sri Lanka Marines, Sailors work together on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance operations
Sri Lanka Central Bank says Monetary Board to take action against any wrongdoing in Employees' Provident Fund transactions

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.