Campaigning related to the Local Government Elections will end at midnight today.
All propaganda should be completed 48 hours before the 23rd, the day in which the Local Government Election will be held. As such, Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya said campaigning is prohibited after midnight today. All groups including Party Secretaries have also been briefed in this respect. However the media will be permitted to give publicity for today’s propaganda rallies tomorrow.
Meanwhile the Elections Secretariat said 600 officials will be deployed from Colombo to monitor and coordinate the elections. Special teams are due to leave tomorrow and the day after to areas where polling will take place. These teams will include Assistant Elections Commissioners. Polling booths to which special attention had to be drawn and counting centres will be subject to monitoring. Elections for 65 Local Bodies will take place on Saturday.