6 new political parties apply for registration

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 14:44 GMT]
Six new political parties have applied to the Commissioner of Elections for registration. They are waiting for the return of the Election Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake who is on vacation overseas following the two major elections, presidential and general elections earlier this year, sources in Colombo said.

The number of political parties registered with the Election Secretariat currently is 63.

Meanwhile, discussions are underway with the related authorities regarding cancellation of registration of the political parties that did not contest elections consecutively for a number of elections.

 

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