Mock polls at 15 more areas

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The Elections Commission (EC) has decided to conduct mock polls at 15 more areas during the next few days to work out the logistics involved in conducting a general election under the pandemic situation in the country.

These mock elections, which will cover the entire country, are to be held today at Wellawaya in the Monaragala District, Dimbulgala in the Polonnaruwa District, Kalpitiya in the Puttalam District, Rattota in the Matale District, Akuressa in the Matara District, Negombo in the Gampaha District, Colombo North and Dematagoda in the Colombo District.

Mock polls will be held tomorrow in Jaffna, Kurunegala, Ampara, Nuwara Eliya, Haputale in the Badulla District, Horowpothana in the Anuradhapura District and Kahatuduwa in the Colombo District while on Tuesday they would be held at Mullaitivu.

They will cover the rural, urban, estate and slum areas and among the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities.

Additional Election Commissioner Rasika Peiris said the purpose of the mock elections was to see how best to conduct the election with the least inconvenience to all stakeholders.

“Our main concern is to hold a free and fair election adhering to health and security guidelines issued by the health and security authorities. We will remain extra vigilant to avoid leaving room for any stakeholder to be infected as a result of taking part in the election,” he said.

Mr. Peiris said during the mock elections the Commission would review the areas that need to be changed or improved. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Joshua Saturday, 13 June 2020 09:02 AM

    Free and fair election is now a distant dream. Just conducting a mock poll doesn't endure a fair election whilst 1000 of other things are happening outside like the thondaman drama

    Mk Saturday, 13 June 2020 10:00 AM

    AIYO DESEPRIYA. PLEASE CHANGE YOUR NAME. DESA NADAKAYA. YOUR SPENDING OUR HARD EARNED TEX MONEY. WHY WHAT YOUR PROBLEM. ???? Think. Think

    Andrew Silva Saturday, 13 June 2020 10:03 AM

    Good on you E.C what we want is more mock polls till the real mock poll on the 5th of August.

    Patriot Saturday, 13 June 2020 11:43 AM

    Tax payers are taken for a right Royal ride....

    johan Saturday, 13 June 2020 01:27 PM

    People are fed up with the devils ruling the country with false promises.Any election conducted in SL will be a mockery only.Nothing going to be changed

    Vini Saturday, 13 June 2020 01:54 PM

    Who won the mock poll?

    Gayan Saturday, 13 June 2020 05:01 PM

    He holds mock polls, news dramas, interviews etc, but can't do the job he is actually responsible for--holding elections.

    GHarry Saturday, 13 June 2020 11:22 PM

    A MUTT-Deshapriya conducts Mock-Election.


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