March 02, 2021
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    Election Commission commences election preparation activities – DS summoned to Colombo on 05th

    March 02, 2020

    With the President issuing the Gazette notification for the dissolution of parliament, the Election Commission would commence their activities in preparation for the general election, the Deputy Election Commissioner Channa de Silva told the Government News Portal.

    After the dissolution of parliament, the date for nominations would be notified through a Gazette notification and the date set for the election would thereafter be notified.

    The Deputy Election Commissioner added that thereafter the political parties and independent candidates would be instructed on how the deposits should be made and the dates for the postal votes. This would be notified through a special circular issued by the Election Commission.

    Meanwhile, the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has summoned all District Secretaries to Colombo for a special meeting regarding the general election on March 05th.

    As there are around 271,000 new voters registered for the general election, the Deputy Election Commissioner said that special emphasis would be placed on increasing the number of polling stations in order to accommodate the additional voters

     

     

     

     

     

     

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