Nearly a third of voters have cast their ballots as of 11:00 am – Elections Commission
ECONOMYNEXT- Despite Corona fears, nearly a third of Sri Lankans had voted in the Parliamentary General elections by 11:00 am today.
According to the National Elections Commission, the highest turnout of 40% of voters for the General Election 2020 were reported from the Monaragala and Batticaloa electoral districts as at 11 am.
Among the reported districts, the lowest of 20% was reported from the Puttalam electoral district.
Accordingly, Department of Government Information stated the voter turnout as at 11 am in the electoral districts are as follows,
Colombo 27%, Gampaha 26%, Kalutara 30%, Matale 36%, Kandy 30%, Polonnaruwa 21% and Kegalle 30%, Galle 28%, Matara 37%, Hambantota 30%, Jaffna 28%, Vanni 30%, Badulla 35% Rathnapura 34%, Digamadulla 31%, Anuradhapura 30% and Polonnaruwa 21% (Colombo, August 5, 2020)
Reported by Imesh Ranasinghe