Sri Lanka will not use schools for vote counting, exams days may be shifted: Elections Chief

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will not use schools as counting centres for upcoming parliamentary polls on August 17 and a nation-wide university entrance examinations may be paused for at least three days, elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said.

Key schools in main towns in each electoral district has been used for counting in the past but this year alternative locations would be found, he said.

Sri Lanka’s high school diploma exams (Advanced Level) are held in August.

Deshapriya said he was in talks with the Examinations Department and exams planned for August 15, 17 and 18 may be shifted to different days.

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