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Provincial Council candidates will be made to sign patriotic pledge - official

The Sri Lankan election commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has said that all candidates taking part in the provincial council elections will have to submit a signed affidavit with their nomination, swearing that they respect the territorial integrity of the country and unequivocally oppose any moves to divide Sri Lanka.

Deshapriya said that all nomination papers should be completed and a failyure to do so will lead to rejection of the nomination.

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