Sri Lanka to hold presidential election on November 16

DN Bureau

Sri Lanka's election commission on Wednesday announced to hold presidential polls in the country on November 16.

Sri Lanka's Parliament
Sri Lanka's Parliament

Colombo: Presidential electionSri Lanka will be held on November 16 and the acceptance of the nominations will be on October 7, the country's Election Commission announced on Wednesday night.

Sri Lanka's main opposition party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, has named former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's younger brother and former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as its presidential candidate, reported Xinhua News Agency.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's ruling United National Party (UNP) will name its candidate next week.

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Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has named Anura Kumara Dissanayake as its presidential candidate.

According to Election Commission officials, there could be a record of 18 candidates in this year's presidential election. (ANI)

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