Sajith, Anura & Gota submit nominations

2019-10-07 at 10:32

Three main Presidential hopefuls Sajith Premadasa, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Gotabaya Rajapaksa have submitted nominations to contest the 2019 Presidential Election.

Members of the Election Commission chaired by Mahinda Deshapriya commenced accepting nominations for the Eighth Presidential Election from 9am.

The acceptance of nominations for the 2019 Presidential Election is slated to end at 11am.

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said three persons who placed deposits have hinted that they will not hand in nominations to contest the 2019 Presidential Election.

Two objections have been filed thus far over nominations submitted by candidates to contest the 2019 Presidential Election. Meanwhile, objections related to nomination of candidates of the Presidential Election will be accepted until 11:30am.

The placing of deposits for the November 16th Presidential Election concluded at noon yesterday with 41 candidates placing deposits.

19 recognised political parties, 19 independent candidates, and 3 others places deposits for the Election. A special traffic and security plan are also in place in the vicinity of the Election Secretariat premises.

NewsRadio Correspondent said security has been beefed up in the area. The 2019 Presidential Election is slated to be held on the 16th of November.