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Two senior citizens who arrived to cast their vote at the Bekkegama Junior School and Aluthepola Walagamba Maha Vidyalaya polling stations, breathed their last at the polling stations this morning.

The police officers on duty at the Bekkegama Junior School polling station rushed 81-year-old Minuwanpitiyage Garlin Peiris to the Panadura Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The deceased was a resident of Bekkegama and a father of two.

The other deceased was J.C. Seelawathi aged 69, and a resident of Wagouwa.

The woman, who was a heart patient, had been rushed to Minuwangoda Hospital after having collapsed at Aluthepola Walagamba Maha Vidyalaya polling station. (Saman Kariyawsam, Kusal Chamath and Pushpakumara Mallawarachchi)

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  • FF Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:17 PM

    I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY THESE SENIOR CITIZENS COME TO CAST THEIR VOTE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THEIR OWN HEALTH

    Chris Thursday, 06 August 2020 06:48 AM

    Did the masks have anything to do with these deaths?

    Lawry Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:15 AM

    They should be commended for being responsible citizens. They had unwavering will to be meaningful members of society. May their souls rest in peace.

    Robert Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:19 AM

    Without voting ,if they stayed at home also they could died, bcos thetime has give them is over by nature. Thank you Sir.

    Cari Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:30 AM

    They obviously felt compelled to support their country, which I understand and respect them for that, however its sad lives were lost.

    vince Thursday, 06 August 2020 01:03 PM

    I DONT THINK YOU WILL EVER UN DERSTAND

    ernest macintyre Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:05 AM

    They were alive when they voted. So, will their votes be counted as people supporting such and such a candidate, though their support is not material at time of counting ?

    mario Thursday, 06 August 2020 08:21 AM

    They come because they know of a time when no one had the privilege of a vote. They still believe in the democratic process. I salute these citizens. May they Rest in Peace.

    dot Thursday, 06 August 2020 02:45 PM

    Senior citizens who are not in very good health should have been advised to cast a postal vote ..any way why take risks when voting is not mandatory

    State Service Thursday, 06 August 2020 03:57 PM

    Postal Vote is only for those in State Service


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