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UNP begins discussions on nominations for LG polls from today

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Nomination-board-2011-4The nomination board of Sri Lanka's major opposition United National Party (UNP) will be meeting from today until August 20 to finalize the nominations for the upcoming election in October for 23 local government councils, according to the party sources. The party sources say that the nomination lists that have already been compiled will be taken for reconsideration. Amendments are to be considered and new candidates will be inserted to them depending on the context, sources say. The UNP nomination board is to name the leaders of the teams of candidates also. Meanwhile, the August 20th has been entirely dedicated for the final decisions on the Colombo Municipal Council, UNP says. Colombo Municipal Council is a traditional power base of the UNP and several names of prominent figures have been proposed to the top position.