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Nomination debacle; MR meets UPFA seniors

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa met nomination board members of the UPFA and party seniors at Temple Trees this morning and expressed his displeasure and the disappointment over the rejection of a large number of nomination lists submitted by the party, informed sources of the government said.

He has instructed ministers and senior election organizers not to give up the fight for local government bodies where UPFA nomination lists had been rejected and do whatever possible to minimize the damage.    

Meanwhile, General Secretary of the UPFA, Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premjayantha told Daily Mirror that the UPFA had a good case against the rejection of nomination lists in Jaffna at the courts.

“Many of the rejections are not valid legally and done on minor technical points. We can successfully challenge more that 20 nomination lists rejected in the court,” Minister Premjayantha stressed.

He added that President Rajapaksa instructed the UPFA hierarchy to carry out the legal campaign against the rejections.     

The two main political parties, the ruling UPFA and the main opposition UNP still shocked about the rejection of a large number of nomination lists tendered by them on Thursday vowed to take legal action against the ruling of returning officers who rejected their nomination lists.

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dulles Alahapperuma, a chief campaign manager and a nomination board member of the UPFA told Daily Mirror that many of the UPFA nomination lists have been rejected on technical grounds and not for major errors.

A nomination list can be rejected on five grounds whereas failure of the party General Secretary to sign and put his official seal, failure to include 40% youths in the nomination list, submit affidavits certifying their age and the failure to tender the nomination list by the authorized agent named by the party for the purpose.

“None of the UPFA nomination lists have been rejected on these grounds but for minor technical issues. Therefore, we would take legal action individually against the ruling of Returning Officers, Minister Alahapperuma said.  (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • fazal Saturday, 29 January 2011 08:33 AM

    DEAR PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE SACK ALL THOSE RESPONSIBLE IMMIDIETLY, IF NOT THESE GUYS
    WILL SPOIL YOUR GOOD WORK.....EDUCATION,HEALTH AND ROADS DEVELOPMENT IS THE MAIN AREAS TO SEE...

    Zufar Sunday, 30 January 2011 11:25 AM

    I thought sri lanka had the highest level of literacy in the south asian region.

    Majeed Friday, 28 January 2011 07:17 PM

    MR is correct. Y didn't the UPFA officials did not do their home work?

    zorro Friday, 28 January 2011 07:44 PM

    the race begins.....

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 29 January 2011 01:04 AM

    Sir....You are surrounded with Buffoons !.

    perumal Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:04 AM

    UPFA, any way, has a good case. Court rulings will definitely be in their favour.

    Karuna Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:20 AM

    Give me one good reason to vote for candidates who cannot fill in a form!

    Gongalegodabanda! Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:21 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    pandula Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:44 AM

    Can AL students go to court for minor errors like some decimal points? What they are doing is political powers on any error to make it perfect.

    citizen1 Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:45 AM

    Only surrounded? What about the character within himself?!

    malkanthi Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:48 AM

    Best President with the wrong company!

    Anver Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:55 AM

    Those who cannot fill even a form is NOT qualified to hold any job other than as a manual worker.

    sumathipala rajapaks Saturday, 29 January 2011 01:36 PM

    Those who cannot fill even a form is NOT qualified to hold any job other than as the president of Sri Lanka

    Rajitha Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:22 AM

    good point.

    citizen1 Saturday, 29 January 2011 04:10 AM

    only if you can't fill out a form...(joke)

    sobers Saturday, 29 January 2011 04:23 AM

    Another world record for number of rejections. A country full of Record holders. very soon their wouldnt be any records left out.

    Labby Saturday, 29 January 2011 04:36 AM

    Has the present ruling party ever lost a court case? So why worry about the 'rejection' ?

    Dumin Saturday, 29 January 2011 04:37 AM

    Is this the start of MR's bad period ?

    Voter Silva Saturday, 29 January 2011 05:19 AM

    I feel everyone should boycott future elections until the bring reforms and set minimum qualifications for any future elections!

    KD Saturday, 29 January 2011 05:42 AM

    Yawn. Heard this many times.

    KD Saturday, 29 January 2011 05:48 AM

    Opposition need to have a policy accepted by the majority rather than wait for MR's bad time to start.

    Lion Saturday, 29 January 2011 06:07 AM

    There must be radical reforms to overcome the ROT!

    Omar Saturday, 29 January 2011 08:20 AM

    He an Okay President with worst Diplomacy with NO company.


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