Election Commission, Election Secretariat, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka. 10107
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FAQ: PARTIES

(i)   All the documents required to be submitted are in place.

(ii)  Major office bearers (including a female official) is present at the inquiry convened by the Election Commission.

(iii) Election Commission is satisfied that the party is a political party.

(iv)  Election Commission is satisfied that the party is capable of contesting elections under the Parliamentary Elections Act No 1 of 1981.

(v)   (a)   The party has been engaged in politics continuously at least for the last seven years or

(b)   At least one out of two candidates fielded by the party has been successful at the Parliamentary Election held immediately before the date of making the application, or

(c)   The Commission is satisfied that at least three out of five candidates fielded by the party has been successful or the Provincial Councils election held immediately before the date of making the application.

No application can be made for a period of one (1) year from the date of rejection by the Commission.

(i)   The constitution of the party, list of office bearers of the party and the political plan of work should be submitted to the Commission within a period of three months from the date of recognition as a political party.

(ii)  A copy of the statement of annual accounts should be submitted to the Commission.

(iii) When the constitution of the recognized political party is amended, such amendment should be submitted to the Commission within a period of 30 days with in a period from the date of amendment.

(iv)  When the office bearers of the party changed, such change should be informed to the Commission before the expiry of 30 days.

(v)   Every recognized political party should hold at least one general meeting for a year. Procedures of the general meeting should be specifically mentioned in the constitution.

(vi)  Names of the constituting parties and the names of officials of a coalition of two or more political parties should be informed to the Commission.

(i)  The recognized political party fails to act according to the provisions in the section 8 of the Parliamentary Elections Act No 1 of 1981.

(ii) The party does not field at least one candidate at two consecutive Parliamentary elections.