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    35 candidates submit nominations for Prez. Poll; 2 objections rejected

    October 07, 2019

    Thirty-five candidates have handed in their nominations for the Presidential Election 2019, stated the Elections Commission.The accepting of nominations for the upcoming Presidential Election commenced at 9 am and concluded at 11 am at the Elections Commission, this morning (07).Candidates who submitted their nominations included the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, United National Front Candidate (UNF) Sajith Premadasa, National People’s Power (NPP) Candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake and former Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake.

    However, 6 out of the 41 persons who placed deposits for the Presidential Election did not submit their nominations.United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians, former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and Kumara Welgama did not submit their nominations despite making deposits.The objections for the nominations can be submitted until 11.30 am today.

    All 35 nominations submitted to the Elections Commission have been accepted, stated the Chairman of the Elections Commission.Two objections submitted to the Elections Commission regarding the nominations have been rejected by the Commission.The accepting of nominations for the upcoming Presidential Election commenced at 9 am and concluded at 11 am at the Elections Commission, this morning (07). Objections for the nominations could be submitted until 11.30 am.

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