The Gazette pertaining to the number of members that will be elected to Parliament from each district through the upcoming general election, as well as the number of candidates that can be nominated has been released.
According to the Gazette residents of the Colombo district will be able to elect 19 members of Parliament, each party will be able to nominate up to 22 candidates for the district. Independent groups contesting in the Colombo district will have to place a deposit of Rs 44,000.
The Gampaha district comes in second in terms of members that can be elected with a total figure of 18. Parties can nominate upto 21 candidates for the district. Independent groups contesting in the Gampaha district will have to place a deposit of Rs 42,000.
Out of the 22 electoral districts gazetted Trincomalee will have the smallest representation with 4 members to be elected to Parliament. Parties can nominate up to 7 candidates for the district.
The gazette has been issued by Saman Sri Rathnayake the Commissioner General of Elections. The complete list is as follows