Objections filed against some candidates

Objections have been filed against some candidates nominated to contest the August 17 Parliament elections.In Matara, objections have been filed against United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate and former Minister Dullas Alahaperuma and Manoj Sirisena. The objections filed at the Matara Returning Officer noted that Dullas Alahaperuma and Manoj Sirisena should not be allowed to contest the Parliament election on the basis that they hold dual citizenship.The objections filed against Alahaperuma were however rejected. (Colombo Gazette)