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Monday, 12 August 2019 - 9:33
MEETING OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION WILL BE HELD TODAY
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The Election Commission will meet today. They will focus on the issues that have surfaced regarding the vacant seat of the late MP Salinda Dissanayake.

Shantha Bandara recently resigned from the National List to take oaths from the vacant seat in Kurunegala after the death of Salinda Dissanayake.

Shantha Bandara received the highest number of preferential votes from the UPFA list from the Kurunegala district after Salinda Dissanayake at the last parliamentary general election, followed by former Health Minister D.B. Herath.

Previously it was reported that D.B. Herath would receive the vacant parliamentary seat due to the demise of Salinda Dissanayake. However, with the resignation of Shantha Bandara this may not take place.

The Election Commission is to decide on the dates of the publication of the A and B lists which will indicate the inclusions and exclusions in the 2019 electoral register.

It was previously decided to certify the 2019 electoral register as at 31 October.
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