COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A total of 11 political parties and another 20 Independent Groups placed deposits for the upcoming Local Authorities Election yesterday.
Commissioner-General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake said in a statement, that the National People’s Power, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, the Socialist Equality Party, the Democratic United National Front, the National Democratic Front, the Socialist Party of Sri Lanka, the National Peoples Party, the Sinhaladeepa Jathika Peramuna, Eelam People’s Democratic Party and the New Democratic Marxit Leninst Party placed deposits to contest from several districts at the upcoming Local Authorities Election.
20 Independent Groups also placed deposits to contest the Local Authorities Election from the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Kandy, Kurunegala, Badulla, Ampara, Trincomalee and Jaffna Districts.
Deposits for the Local Authorities Election can be placed by recognized political parties and Independent Groups until noon on the 20th of January.
Meanwhile, nominations will be accepted for the Local Authorities Election from the 18th of January to noon on the 21st of January.
The National Election Commission is yet to announce the Local Authorities Election date.