ballot box       The Department of Elections said nominations for the elections to the Northern, Central and North Western (Wayamba) Provincial councils will be accepted between July 25 and August 1. The Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announced that the Gazette notification on the dates has been issued. The date for the elections to the three provinces will be announced subsequently and will depend on the number of political parties and groups that will submit the nominations to the North Central, Northern and Central Provincial councils Election department sources said.

Elections for the three provincial councils will be held in late September.

Meanwhile the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) had a discussion with the Elections Commissioner last evening.The discussions focused on preparations for the elections in the three provinces.

The Northern Provincial Council was established by a proclamation by the President last week while the other two provinces were dissolved and elections announced.

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