A jeep belonging to the Agricultural Department that was transporting ballot boxes and election staff from the Gemini College counting centre to a polling station at Minuwandeniya in Ginigathhena collided with a lorry at Watawala causing minor injuries to four officials including the SPO.
The lorry was transporting firewood from Kitulgala to Hatton.
The Nuwara Eliya Asst. Commissioner of Elections immediately deployed a team of officials to transport the ballot boxes to the Ginigathnena polling station by another vehicle.(Ranjith Rajapakse)