Local News from Sri Lanka: After the demise of Salinda Dissanayake, the Coordinating Officer of the AG said, the Election Commission was notified of the view of the Attorney General on the left vacant parliamentary seat. Last week, the Elections Commission indicated that measures had been taken to seek guidance from the Attorney General on nominating a candidate to fill the vacant MP post.
The Election Commission had advised the Kurunegala District Returning Officer to submit the nomination list for the vacant seat. However, the Returning Officer had forwarded those nominations to the Elections Commission because a number of parties had submitted written applications concerning the post.
The Elections Commission’s Director-General said the nominations were referred to the Department of Attorney General for guidance.