Dullas Alahapperuma

The objections filed against the nominations of two United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidates in the Matara District have been rejected by the District Returning Officer. Objections had earlier been filed against the candidacy of Dullas Alahapperuma and Manoj Sirisena.

However, as these objections have now been rejected, the candidates are free to stand for election.

The objections against the two candidates were filed on the grounds that they both held duel citizenship and were therefore disqualified from contesting under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.