Military to provide security for counting centres

27 July 2020 10:02 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The military will be deployed within a radius of one kilometre of each counting centre after polling on August 5 to provide security, an official said.   

The Election Commission officials will commence counting of ballot papers only in the morning of August 6 instead of the customary practice of counting which used to commence on the same night after polling closed.   

The Commission’s Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told journalists recently that the ballot boxes would be inserted into bigger cardboard boxes and sealed with stickers certified by polling agents. Subsequently, they will be transported to counting centres to be kept overnight till counting commences on the following day.  

Two agents from each party and an independent group will be allowed to stay at counting centres.(Kelum Bandara )

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  • Gamage Monday, 27 July 2020 10:34 AM

    Fishy!

    FF Monday, 27 July 2020 10:43 AM

    VERY SUSPICIOUS MOVE. WE DID NOT HAVE SUCH SECURITY BEFORE. THIS TIME DO THEY WANT TO PROVIDE MILITARY TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO DO THEY WANT TO SWAP BALLOT BOXES?

    nosurprise. Monday, 27 July 2020 10:45 AM

    We know that will happen. MR will now sure to get 2/3rd.

    janaka Monday, 27 July 2020 03:23 PM

    Very Fishy , Why Military in the past it was not done why only this time ???? MR will get a heart attack and die before the 5th of August.


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