Additional Election Commissioner R.M.A.L. Rathnayake stated that counting of votes with regard to 2015 General Election commenced at 4.30 this evening.
He further stated that transporting of ballot boxes from the polling centres to the respective counting centres have commenced by now.
The Additional Commissioner also stated that heavy showers have not obstructed the proceedings of the election duties.
Meanwhile, the District Secretaries of Galle, Nuwara Eliya and Polonnaruwa districts stated that the voter turnout for their districts were at 70% when the voting concluded at 4 PM.