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Sri Lanka announces local council polls in March Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka announces local council polls in March

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jan 2023, 07:27 pm

Colombo/UNI: Sri Lanka's local council polls will be held on March 9, 2023, country’s national election commission on Saturday.

The commission said that all the main political parties had submitted nominations by the close of the deadline on Saturday afternoon. Accordingly, the commission fixed the date to hold the elections to pick new mayors and local council members for all the districts in Sri Lanka.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party and former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna have joined hands for the first time to contest the March elections.

Their main battle will be with the opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya led by Sajith Premadasa. A number of smaller political parties have also formed alliances for the elections.