Postal voting of the Local Government Election will continue tomorrow. Voters who were not able to cast their votes today can do so tomorrow. Election Monitors said that postal voting today was peaceful.
The casting of postal votes for the elections to 65 Local Bodies commenced at 8.30 a.m. today and closed at 4.00 p.m. The number eligible to cast their postal votes is 60,443. Senior DIG in charge of elections Gamini Navaratne said a special programme was in place to maintain security at centres where ballots were cast. Keen enthusiasm was displayed by the voters. 20 political parties and 72 independent groups have fielded 5,688 candidates for the election.