Colombo, July 26
Sri Lanka has set July 31 because the date for advance voting for individuals below quarantine, National Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya stated on Sunday forward of the August 5 vote. Over 16 million voters are registered to vote on August 5 to elect a 225-member parliament for a 5-year time period.
The election fee has been struggling to make preparations for a free and honest ballot because of the well being dangers attributable to the Covid pandemic. “The pandemic has forced the election authorities to set an advance polling day for those under quarantine,” Deshapriya stated. “Now those under quarantine would be allowed to vote on July 31,” he stated.
Deshapriya stated earlier the fee had agreed with political events that advance voting could be carried out July 31 and August 4. But August Four was not a possible date. — PTI