UPFA files Writ against rejections

3 February 2011 11:30 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United People’s Freedom Alliance today filed a Writ petition before the Court of Appeal challenging  the rejection of its nomination paper for the Akmeemana Pradeshiya Sabha for the forthcoming local authorities elections.

UPFA General Secretary A.D. Susil Premajayantha and its Authorized Agent Lalith U. Gamage in their petition cited Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake, Returning Officer for Akmeemana Anthony Bimal Indrajith, District Returning Officer Wijeratna Sakalasuriya, the Attorney General UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and its candidates as well as JVP General Secretary Tilwin Silva and its candidates as Respondents.

The petition states that the right to add any other candidates whose names have appeared in any nomination paper tendered by the UNP and the JVP and/or any other Political Group in respect of the Akmeemana Pradeshiya Sabha area for the Local Authorities Elections scheduled for 17.03.2011 and/or any other party, should the necessity for same arise and depending on the disclosure made by the Respondents.

It claims the UPFA is one of the two main political parties in the country and has a large voter base Island-wide including Galle District and more particularly the Akmeemana PS area.

It stated that on 27.01.2011, within the time frame stipulated for nominations, its Authorized Agent handed over to the Returning Officer the nomination paper containing the names of the candidates nominated by the UPFA in respect of the Akmeemana PS area. The nomination paper contained the names of 19 candidates. (S.S.Selvanayagam)

  Comments - 14

  • Percy Mandawala Thursday, 03 February 2011 02:39 PM

    Yehiya - You are correct. GSF is the only one who fulfilled the promise that he gave to the nation.

    citizen1 Thursday, 03 February 2011 02:40 PM

    Lets hope they managed to file the writ pettion correctly!....or not.

    citizen1 Thursday, 03 February 2011 02:46 PM

    Shows the level of determination. Greed is hard to overcome.

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 03 February 2011 02:48 PM

    Dear Percy. This man have to go to court for hot water. We are civilized nation.

    kumara Friday, 04 February 2011 08:17 AM

    people who are coming to election that who do not know how to fill the form. and we should select them because they are the one who intelligent to develop their family any way . with our money .

    Puran Appu Thursday, 03 February 2011 03:27 PM

    Why should we vote for candidates who cant fill a Form?

    Ranjith Thursday, 03 February 2011 09:00 PM

    We are so civilized, only second to Afghanistan

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:40 AM

    No wonder, the target is to win by hook or by crook.

    Mithraka Fernando Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:44 AM

    Justice still prevails if the case is dropped!!

    Konde bendapu china Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:26 PM

    Let s see How many will get a chance to contest

    I Hussein Thursday, 03 February 2011 12:29 PM

    UPFA is naive and nervous. Trying anything & everything in order to win.
    The more they postpone the PC election the chances are better for the opposition.

    waseer mohamed Thursday, 03 February 2011 01:01 PM

    usless party and usless election. only poor suffering on this.

    Neomal Thursday, 03 February 2011 02:15 PM

    Sure win. You know how.

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 03 February 2011 02:16 PM

    Wasting the time & money. No efficent people in the party. Only Fonseka done the job perfectly. Still not succeed the democracy in Colombo. How about civil administration in Jaffna.

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