The Jatika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is to submit nominations for 13 districts for the Local Government Elections. The party`s Colombo group is headed by JHU stalwart and Jatika Sanga Sammelanaya Financial Secretary Ven. Rajawatte Vappa Thera.
Two other party strongmen will lead the groups contesting for Dehiwala Mount Lavinia and Maharagama Municipal Councils.
JHU is contesting in 14 districts including Ampara and Vavuniya. Nominations for Kandy district would be submitted only on February 16, party spokesman Nishantha Warnasinghe added.
However keeping to the earlier pledge to involve more lay members in upcoming elections the JHU candidate groups for Kotte Municipality and Kesbewa Pradeshiya Sabha are led by laymen.
The election campaign, which is to be launched on February 20, too would include more lay representations, party sources said. Meanwhile, the JVP Colombo district group will be led by Mr. Hemantha Weerakoon who is the mayoral candidate.