The printing of candidates’ preferential numbers is in progress, Government Printer Mrs. Gangani Liyanage said, adding that the printing of preferential numbers in six districts and of dual ballot papers had already been completed.
“The printing of the gazette notification for the nomination process is ongoing. The gazette will be issued as soon as the election date is announced by the Elections Commission (EC). I received an order from the EC to print 16,900,000 ballot papers which need to be handed over 14 days prior to the election date. The printing department is continuing work. Employees on shift basis reported to work even on Poson Poya and over the weekends. All employees and trade unions extend their utmost support to election related printing work in the department,” she said. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)