President Mahinda Rajapaksa, common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena and 17 other candidates today handed over nominations at the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya for the presidential election to be held in January.
Ven. Battaramulle Seelarathana Thera, Sirithunga Jayasuriya and Sarath Manamendra were among those who handed over the nominations this morning.
“All the 19 candidates those who have paid the deposit had handed over their nominations for the presidential election. The photo copies of the nominations will be displayed outside the Secretariat and any objections with regard to the nominations will be accepted from 11.00 to 11.30 this morning,” Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said.
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