The Election Department and People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) have decided to bring 104 international election monitors to observe the upcoming presidential polls.
Accordingly, 35 observers have been invited from PAFFREL, and the Department of Elections has invited 69 observers to monitor the Presidential Election to be held on January 08.
The international monitors will be from South Asian Election Monitoring Forum, South Asian Election Monitoring Association, Commonwealth Association and Asian Election Monitoring Network.
They are to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 27th of this month to engage in monitoring the campaign and voting, PAFFREL said.
Meanwhile, the ballot papers for the postal voting were delivered yesterday.
The Election Secretariat has handed over the Postal Ballot Papers to the District Election Offices on the 12th of December and the Postal Insurance Packs containing Postal Ballot Papers were delivered today (15).
Over 547,000 have become eligible for postal voting for the forthcoming Presidential election.
Postal voting will be held on the 23rd and the 24th of December. Those who fail to cast their votes will be able to exercise their franchise on the 30th.