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Monday, December 08, 2014 - 6.43 GMT
President’s nomination accepted


President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s nomination for the forthcoming Presidential election was accepted by the Elections Commissioner short while ago.

All 19 nominations handed over for the 2015 Presidential Election were accepted by the Elections Secretariat. Two objections were raised but were rejected as they were not relevant to the Presidential Elections Act. However, since the objections were rejected, all 19 candidates are set to contest the January 8th election.

The 19 candidates are; Mahinda Rajapaksa from UPFA, Venerable Battaramulle Seelarathna Thera from Jana Setha Peramuna, M.S. Thaminimulla from Okkoma Vasiyo Okkoma Rajavaru, Pani Wijesiriwardena from Socialist Equality Party, Jayantha Kulathunga from Eksath Lanka Maha Sabhawa, Wimal Geeganage from Sri Lanka National Front, Maithripala Sirisena from New Democratic Front, Nisthar Mohammed from United Peace Front, Duminda Nagamuwa form Frontline Socialist Front, A.S.P Liyanage from Sri Lanka Workers Party, Sundaram Mahendran from New Samasamaja Party, Prasanna Priyankara from Democratic National Movement, Namal Ajith Rajapakse from Our National Front, R.A.D. Sirisena from Patriotic National Front, Sarath Manamendra from Nava Sihala Urumaya, Ruwan Peduru Arachchi from United Lanka People's Party.

I.M. Illiyas and Anuruddha Polgampola are independent candidates.

According to the Electoral register of 2014, 15,044,490 people are eligible to exercise their franchise on January 08th to elect a President.




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