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Final list of Presidential candidates released ; 35 candidates to contest poll, 2 objections rejected

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The Election Commission (EC) today (Oct 7) released the final list of candidates for the upcoming presidential election scheduled to be held on November 16.

Earlier, 41 candidates placed cash deposits to contest at the presidential election.

However, only 35 candidates had handed over nomination papers today. 

Two objections submitted to the Elections Commission regarding the nominations were rejected by the Commission.

Among those who did not handover nominations today were ;

  • Basheer Segu Dawood
  • Jayantha Liyanage
  • Kumara Welgama
  • Chamal Rajapaksa
  • Gunapala Tissakuttiarachchi
  • Maheepala Herath

The candidates who would be contesting the election are as follows :

Name of candidate

Party

 Gotabhaya Rajapakse

 Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna

 Anura Kumara Dissanayake

 National People’s Movement

 Sajith Premadasa

 New Democratic Front

 Mahesh Senanayake

 National Peoples Party

 Ariyawansha Dissanayake

 Democratic United National Front

 Ajantha Perera

 Socialist Party of Sri Lanka

 Saman Prasanna Perera

 Our Power of People Party

 Sirithunga Jayasuriya

 United Socialist Party

 Bedde Gamage Nandimithra

 Nawa Sama Samaja Party

 Vajirapani Wijesiriwardene

 Socialist Equality Party

 Sarath Manamendra

 Nawa Sihala Urumaya

 Rohan Pallewatte

 Jathika Sanghwardhena Peramuna

 A.S.P. Liyanage

 Sri Lanka Labour Party

 Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero

 Jana Satha Peramuna

 Duminda Nagamuwa

 Frontline Socialist Party

 Rajeewa Wijesinghe

 Independent

 Aruna de Soysa

 Democratic National Movement

 Ajantha de Soysa

 Ruhuna Janatha Peramuna

 Priyantha Munihath Edirisinghe

 Okkoma Wasiyo Okkoma Rajawaru Sanvidanaya

 Namal Rajapaksa

 Nationalities Unity Organisation

 Subramanium Gunaratnam

 Our National Front

 Ketagoda Gamage Jayantha Perera

 Independent

 Siripala Amarasinghe

 Independent

 Aparekke Punnananda Thero

 Independent

 Milroy Fernando

 Independent

 Samansiri Herath

 Independent

 Vijithakumara Keerthiratne

 Independent

 Chaminda Anurudhdha

 Independent

 Samaraweera Weeravanni

 Independent

 Ashoka Wadigamangawa

 Independent

 Illias Idroos Mohamed

 Independent

 Piyasiri Wijenayake

 Independent

 M.K. Sivajalingam

 Independent

 M.L.A.M. Hisbullah

 Independent

 Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Alavi

 Independent

Meanwhile, the EC last week issued a gazette notification instructing candidates to adhere to certain regulation until the conclusion of the election. The gazette is produced below : 

Captured below are scenes witnessed outside the Elections Secretariat (Pics by Indika Handuwala)

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