The new voters’ lists will be effective from Tuesday.
It was after a number of decades that voters’ lists were completely revised in all regions of the country including the North and East. Information is also being gathered on the resettled people. Information could not be gathered in several areas including Pudukuduirippu as demining is still underway. It has come to light that the number of eligible voters in Jaffna has come down by 300,000. This situation has been caused by migration of some people to foreign countries. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that the revised voters’ lists will come to effect from Tuesday.