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Nov 30, 2017

SLFP finishes preparing nominations - Duminda Featured

The SLFP has finished preparing its all nominations to contest elections to local government institutions, and will hand them over on December 12, says its general secretary Duminda Dissanayake.

He said the party would most likely contest the polls under its ‘hand’ symbol.

However, doors are still open for parties wishing to contest along with the SLFP, says Dissanayake.

No SLFPer wants to join any other party or group, he stressed.

‘No intention of contesting along with the UNP’

Meanwhile, UPFA general secretary Mahinda Amaraweera has told BBC Sinhala Service that they would not ally with the joint opposition to contest the polls due in January.

He accused the accused the JO representatives of being dishonest and sabotaging the talks aimed at reaching a consensus.

He added that there was no intention to contest any election together with the UNP although the two sides have formed a national government.

Meanwhile, Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza says the president would have to announce the outcome of the talks with the JO.

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