Nearly 250,000 government servants will be on duty for
today’s 6th Presidential Election to be conducted for the first time
islandwide, including the Northern and Eastern Provinces, after the
conclusion of war on terrorism ended in May last year.
Ballot boxes and ballot papers for today’s Presidential election
were distributed yesterday under strict security to all polling
stations countrywide. A consignment is carried to a bus from the
Isipatana Vidyalaya Ddistribution Centre to be transported to a
polling booth in Colombo. (Photo-Nimal Dayaratne)
Polls chief cancels DIG
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka has ordered
the cancellation of the transfer of Northern Province senior DIG Nimal
Lewke.He has ruled that the transfer is a violation of election laws.
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