Election results by Sunday or latest Monday

16 November 2019 12:08 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Sandun A. Jayasekera

The winner of today’s presidential election will be known on Sunday if he or she secures at least 50% + one votes in the first round of counting, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday. 

He said if otherwise the results could be delayed until Monday because of the need to count the second preferences.   


The voting to elect the 7th executive president of Sri Lanka will be held from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm at 12,845 polling stations countrywide with 15,992,096 including 659,030 postal voters eligible to vote at this election.   


In a nutshell, there is no big difference or conflict in policy and work programme of the three main candidates.   


Sajith Premadasa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Anura Kumara Dissanayake have pledged to introduce a new era with hopes of peace, prosperity and harmony to all Sri Lankans during the next five years in the event of winning the presidential election.   

 

The winner of today’s presidential election will be known on Sunday if  he or she secures at least 50% + one votes in the first round of  counting


Mr. Deshapriya said they have set up 1,550 counting centres including 371 centres to count postal votes with some 300,000 public servants deployed for election duty.   
He said all precautionary measures have been taken to prevent election-related violence and election law violations so as to conduct a free and fair election.   


 One of the disturbing and unhealthy trends witnessed during this presidential election propaganda campaign was the extremely partisan and bias stand taken by a handful of TV and social media outlets and newspapers promoting a particular candidate while blocking out the others and abusing all known journalistic and media ethics and guidelines.   
Mr. Deshapriya said he would take legal action against eight print and electronic media institutions after the elections on account of the serious violation of election law and the guidelines issued by the EC. 

 

  • all precautionary measures have been taken to prevent election-related  violence and election law violations so as to conduct a free and fair  election  

  Comments - 1

  • Eric M Paramanathan Monday, 18 November 2019 04:52 AM

    Sri Lanka is very lucky to have an election commissioner like Mr. Deshapriya who is not only bold and hardworking but also a sensible person. Long live my friend.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Two arrested with 12 T-56 assault rifles in Pitipana

Two accomplices of underworld figures ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’ and ‘Gagana’

PM, NP Governor discuss illegal boat arrivals from India

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Northern Province Governor P.S.M. Charle

Not wearing face masks in public Over 1,200 sent to self-quarantine

Over 1,200 people have been sent to self-quarantine for failing to wear face

President to join PM on SLPP campaign on July 3

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa would be joining Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaks