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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 11.15 GMT
Election campaign activities ends


Election campaign activities of all political parties contesting the Saturday's provincial council polls ceased by midnight Wednesday.

According to Sri Lanka's election laws, the campaign activities are to be halted 48 hours before polls were to open on the election day.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says the 48-hour rest period will enable the voters to take their own decisions on voting.

The ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) held its final election rally in Kandy yesterday under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) held its final rally in Wennappuwa under the patronage of opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.

The elections for the Central, North Western and Northern provincial councils will be held on Saturday, 21st September.

According to the Election Secretariat, over 4.35 million have been registered to vote in the three provinces and 126 political parties and 75 independent groups have submitted nominations.

For all three provinces, 3,785 candidates are contesting the election to elect 142 members to the councils. The voters can cast their ballots at 3,712 polling stations in the three provinces.

Meanwhile the Election Secretariat gave another opportunity for the postal voter to cast their ballots yesterday.

The voters who miss the earlier opportunities can mark their ballots from 8:30 12:00 noon at the District Election Offices and at the Election Secretariat in Colombo.





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