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UPFA candidate Nawzer Fowzie has been nominated from the Colombo District and Lalitha Gunasekera from the Gampaha District to the two bonus seats in Western Provincial Council while Dulshan Kariyawasam from the Galle District and Ananda Patirange from the Hambantota District were nominated to the two bonus seats in the Southern Provincial Council, sources said.

They were among those who failed to win a slot at the elections to the two provincial councils.

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  • M.Muttha Tuesday, 01 April 2014 08:44 PM

    We are making a mockery of National List and Bonus Seats. May be the rulers believe failures are the pillars of success. via DM iPad app

    Buddhika Hathwaick Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:06 AM

    Why appoint these people who have been refused by the people ????

    DEEN Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:43 AM

    NAWZER FOWZIE NOMINATED.
    WHAT A MOCKERY OF OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM. HE IS A NOTORIOUS PERSON, REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE IN THIS ELECTION, BUT STILL HE IS NOMINATED. WHAT A SHAME.

    Guardian Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:20 AM

    This sort of action will demean the value of the people's mandate as ones who are rejected by the people get elected through the national list or bonus seats via DM Android App

    Punlic Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:36 AM

    Nominated candidates were discarded by the public, but MR forcibly included them through bonus seats. This is the respect shown to the Public!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 02 April 2014 03:48 AM

    All are Mr. Presidents relations and close associates and their children. (Lucky Bunch of nutties)

    SL Wednesday, 02 April 2014 05:00 AM

    The sole purpose of having bonus seats is to send intellectuals or brilliants, who can deliver something better to the public ,
    in to the council.so Last chance of sending intellectuals who do not want to involve with dirty preferential voting contest
    is misused. There shall be a mechanism to stop these unethical appointment through judiciary

    Mafioso Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:36 AM

    SL you are spot on. Merv when he couldn't muster 3000 votes in Colombo Central he was nominated a National List MP. Until then it was held by his wife? Emboldened by this nomination he ran amok in the political scene. Only qualification these nominees have is that they are Council Members in the respective MAFIAs. via DM iPad app

    Mr Retort Thursday, 03 April 2014 06:14 AM

    Please reserve the bonus seat at the Parlimentary Elections, Fousey Senior, for sons fate would the mirror image of that of Dadda.


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