UPFA LG polls campaign after Feb 4
The UPFA will launch its Local Government election campaign after the
Independence Day celebrations on February 4, UPFA General Secretary,
Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha said.
The campaign has been already started at village level, he said.
Referring to the rejected nomination papers, the General Secretary
said that legal action would be taken in this regard.
We are confident of a fair judgement since the rejections are not
legally valid as it is based on minor technicalities. We can
successfully challenge more than 20 nomination lists rejected in the
court, he said.
The UNP has also decided to take legal action against their rejected
nominations, according to a UNP spokesman. He said that the UNP would
give preference to the grassroots level campaign rather than mass
The Elections Secretariat has accepted 1,597 nominations for 25
districts of which 1,134 were from political parties and 463 from
Of the total number of 2,047 nominations 450 were rejected. The
rejected nominations included UPFA 36, UNP 8, JVP 2, TNA 2, SLMC 6 while
the remaining were independent groups.