112 candidates from Ten political parties contest Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 February 2004, 15:47 GMT]
Trincomalee electoral district Returning Officer Mr. Gamini Rodrigo Tuesday accepted nomination lists from ten political parties and six independent groups that are presenting candidates to contest the forthcoming general election for four Trincomalee seats, political sources said.

Trinco Nominations
(L-R) Mr.Sampanthan arrives at Trincomalee district secretariat Tuesday with TNA Muslim candidate Mr.Sahul Hameed (Middle) and former parliamentarian and candidate Mr.Thurairetnasingham
The Returning Officer rejected nominations lists of two independent groups and the National Development Front, as they did not conform to the regulations of the Elections Ordinance, election department sources said.

One hundred and twelve candidates are contesting the Trincomalee district for four parliamentary seats.

The ten political parties are: Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchchi, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, United People Front Alliance, United National Party, Eelam Peoples Democratic Party, New Left Front, United Muslim Peoples Front, Ruhuna Peoples Party, Jathika Hela Urumaya and Sinhala Bhumiputra Party.

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the United National Party submitted their nomination lists on the final day of accepting nominations. Former parliamentarians Mr.M.A.M.Maharoof, Mr.K.M.Thowfeek, Mr.M.S.Thowfeek and Mr.M.N.Abdul Majeed have been included in the SLMC list. The SLMC’s lead candidate is Mr.Maharoof who was the lead candidate of the UNP at the last general election, sources said.

Trinco Nominations
TNA candidates led by Mr.Sampanthan Tuesday afternoon were received by their supporters when they visited Pathirakaliamman temple in Trincomalee

No Muslim candidates were included in the UNP list under an electoral agreement reached by the UNP and the SLMC. According to the agreement, UNP should not nominate any Muslim candidate in its lists in the northeast electoral districts and SLMC should contest the election in the other parts of the country in the UNP list, sources said.

Mr.M.N.Abdul Majeed who was a long standing member of the Peoples Alliance joined the SLMC and contesting as Muslim theologians of the district wanted a united Muslim group under the SLMC banner to contest in order to ensure Muslim parliamentary representation in the district, political sources said.

Trinco Nominations
SLMC candidates Messrs M.A.M.Maharoof, K.M.Thoufeek, M.N.Abdul majeed, M.S.Thoufeek and other candidates are seen at the Trincomalee district secretariat premises


Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
Find this article at: