UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha made a deposit at the Elections Secretariat at Rajagiriya yesterday(1) on behalf of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who will be the UPFA's Presidential candidate in the forthcoming election to be held on January 8.
SLFP national organizer Basil Rajapaksa, MEP, leader Dinesh Gunawardana, Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie and CWC President Muththu Sivalingam were among the UPFA leaders and activists who were present on the occasion.
A candidate from a recognized political party has to lodge a deposit of Rs. 50,000 while other candidates have to deposit Rs.75,000 each. According to Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, 15,540,492 voters are eligible to vote at the upcoming election.