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Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today said the estimated funds for the Provincial Council elections to be held in September, would increase because of the increase in electricity tariff.

“We had estimated the election to cost Rs.1, 350 million but with the increased electricity tariff we will need about Rs. 1,500 million,” he said.

He said Rs. 850 million was allocated for the Northern Provincial Council elections earlier and said the amount had to be increased after the North-Western and Central Provincial Councils were also dissolved one year prematurely. (YP & LSP)

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