EC to import plastic ballot boxes

9 October 2019 06:36 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Election Commission has decided to import plastic ballot boxes to be used at the presidential elections because the stocks available are hardly sufficient for the upcoming election, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told Daily Mirror yesterday.

He said an order for plastic ballot boxes would be placed soon after it was decided on the number of boxes that would be required.

Mr. Deshapriya said more wooden ballot boxes would be manufactured locally and pointed out that the number of ballot boxes had to be increased based on the record number of candidates - 35 have entered the fray. He said the costs involved in conducting this election would increase in terms of the size of the ballot papers to accommodate all the names, the additional ballot boxes and other facilities to be accorded to the candidates.

The EC said to conduct this election would cost at least Rs.4,000 million. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • perera Wednesday, 09 October 2019 09:28 AM

    Wow, deal, deal, deal, even at this last minute ! who is going to benefit from this deal ? what is the cost ?

    TONY Wednesday, 09 October 2019 12:26 PM

    PLASTIC BANNED IN SRI LANKA. WILL IT BE SEE THRU

    ravin Wednesday, 09 October 2019 04:59 PM

    Ha ha whatever said and done % involved. That's Sri Lanka.

    DillonDP Wednesday, 09 October 2019 05:25 PM

    We HV many companies Phoenix arpico etc can't they do these boxes or we so dumb


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