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Friday, August 09, 2013 - 03.56 GMT

Provincial Council Elections
Postal voting on September 9 - 10


Postal voting for the North, Central and North Western Provincial Council elections will take place on September 9 and 10, the Elections Commissioner said today.

Elections to the three Provincial Councils will be held on September 21.

The polls will elect 56 councilors to the Central Province which is consisted of Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Matale districts, 50 councilors to the North Western Province consisting Kurunegala and Puttalam districts while 36 councilors are to be elected to the Northern PC.

The Election Department has accepted 201 nominations from 3,785 candidates in total for the three provinces. The political parties have fielded 2,279 candidates while independent groups have fielded 1,506 candidates.

The Election Department has taken measures to invite three international organizations to monitor the elections to assure a free and fair election.

South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Commonwealth, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be invited to monitor the polls for Northern, Central and North Western provincial councils.





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