The election commission says counting of ballot papers of General Election 2020 will commence at 8 am on August 06th . The Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that the first result of the election will be released at around 4 pm on the same day. Meanwhile, submission of postal ballot papers to the Postal Department will commence today , stated the Election Commission. According to a spokesman of the Commission, the postal ballot papers will be issued and submitted to the post department tomorrow and day after tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission is set to meet today on the upcoming activities for holding the General Election. The meeting will focus on deciding whether or not to extend the duration of the voting period on Election Day.
Meanwhile, the election commission says handing over of official poll cards to the postal department will take place on 11th, 12th and 13th of next month. Distribution of poll cards will end on the 29th of next month