Election Commission Gears Up for Presidential Polls


A key meeting took place on Tuesday, July 9, at the Election Commission to strategize for the forthcoming Presidential Election. Attendees included representatives from the Government Printer, Inspector General of Police, and Postmaster General.

The Government Printer assured the commission of sufficient materials to conduct up to five elections, despite a fourfold increase in printing costs compared to previous elections. A detailed cost estimate will be provided shortly.

The Inspector General of Police committed to ensuring comprehensive security arrangements from the nomination period until the election's conclusion.

The Postmaster General guaranteed smooth operations for all election-related activities, including the distribution of ballot papers.

Per the Constitution, the National Election Commission can declare the Presidential Election after July 17. The Commission's Chairman, R.M.A.L. Rathnayake, stated that the election date would be announced before the end of July.