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Election campaigning ends tomorrow

Jul 19, 2011 11:29:31 AM - itnnews.lk

Campaigning for the Local Government polls will end at midnight tomorrow.Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya said that campaigning should close 48 hours before Saturday the 23rd, the elections day. Accordingly he said no one can engage in campaigning thereafter.All groups including General Secretaries of political parties have been apprised of the situation.Publicity of tomorrow’s propaganda meetings can be given by the media the day after.Meanwhile, the Elections Secretariat said that 600 officials will be dispatched from Colombo to coordinate and monitor the polls.The Elections Commissioner said that they would be dispatched on Thursday and Friday.The special teams will include Assistant Elections Commissioners.Polling booths and Counting Centres which need special attention will be particularly subject to monitoring.Polling for 65 Local Authorities will take place on Saturday the 23rd.