Voter turnout above 30% in the Central province; Vavuniya at 20%

Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 13:22

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  Nearly 4.3 million voters will go to polls to elect 142 members for the Provincial Councils in the North, the North Western and the Central Province tomorrow.

 

The polls began at 7 in the morning today at 3 thousand 712 polling stations and will close at 4 in the evening.

 

The Election Secretariat says that 3 thousand 785 candidates representing 126 political parties and 75 independent groups are contesting today’s Provincial Council elections.

 

The Returning Officer in charge of the Central Province D. P. G. Kumarasiri stated that currently the voter turnout in the Central province has been approximately 30 percent.

 

The Matale district secretary Helen Meegasmulla stated that the voter turnout was approximately 30 percent.

 

Our regional correspondents stated that the election in the Northern Province which is being held after 25 years has been peaceful thus far.

 

The Returning Officer in charge of the Vavuniya district Bandula Harischandra stated that the election process has been peaceful thus far with no major incidents being reported.

 

The Returning Officer in charge of the Kurunegala District H. M. A. Hitisekara stated that more than 30% of voters have cast their ballots and that the overall situation has been peaceful.

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Pix by - Sandun Arosha & Ranjith Rajapakse

 



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