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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

Court of Appeal dismissed UNP LG petition

[b]Court of Appeal dismissed UNP LG petition [/b]

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 25 March, ([/b] The Appeal Court has determined that the decision of the returning officer to turn down the nominations submitted by the UNP for the Colombo Municipal Council is in accordance with the election law.

Appeal Court Judges Sri Pawan and Sisila Thabroo delivered the judgment after examining the petition filed by the UNP with respect to the rejection of nominations for the Colombo Municipal Council.

The court dismissed the petition saying the nominee named by the party Upul Lakmal had not satisfied the age requirement to contest the election.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dishanayake says all preparations have been made to conduct the local government elections.

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