Provincial council elections in the Sabaragamuwa, Eastern and North Central commenced at 7 this morning.
Over 3 million 336 thousand 417 voters are eligible to cast their vote at the Provincial Council election and 3,073 candidates representing recognized political parties and independent groups are vying for 108 slots in these Provinces.
Elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya states that all arrangements are in place to ensure a free and fair election in the Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provinces and request voters have been requested to cast their vote early.
A number of measures have also been taken to ensure that the election is conducted in a free and fair manner.
Elections Commissioner added that any unlawful act during the election would be seriously dealt with.