Update:Transportation of ballot boxes begins; Election Commissioner to visit Monaragala again


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A group of senior officers of the Election Secretariat including Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya are touring the Moneragala district today.

Deputy Commissioner M.M. Mohammad who is also among the visiting officials told that the prevailing situation in Moneragala is peaceful.

The transport of ballot boxes to 834 polling stations commenced from the Badulla and Moneragala District Secretariats at 7 this morning.

Nearly nine hundred and forty thousand voters of Badulla and the Moneragala districts have been qualified to cast their vote in the election on September 20th.

At the same time, 12,500 government servants and another 12,500 police personnel including 1000 STF and intelligence service personnel have been deployed on election duty.

In addition, all schools in the two districts will be kept close today for the election.

Besides, the Excise Department announced that all wine stores in the two districts will be kept close on the polls day, September 20th.

However the police said that a special operation was initiated yesterday to prevent illegal propaganda activities.

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The Election Secretariat stated that everything is in place for the polls in the Uva Provincial Council.

The transport of ballot boxes to 834 polling stations commenced from the Badulla and Moneragala District Secretariats at 7 this morning.

The Election Secretariat further noted that election officials will also travel to the respective polling stations at the same time.

The Secretariat officials said a polls rehearsal will be held this afternoon, and an awareness program for the representatives of the contesting parties was held at the Election Secretariat yesterday.

Nearly nine hundred and forty thousand voters of Badulla and the Moneragala districts have been qualified to cast their vote in the election on September 20th.

At the same time, 12,500 government servants and another 12,500 police personnel including 1000 STF and intelligence service personnel have been deployed on election duty.

In addition, all schools in the two districts will be kept close today for the election.

Besides, the Excise Department announced that all wine stores in the two districts will be kept close on the polls day, September 20th.

Meanwhile the PAFREL organization says that they could witness the manner in propaganda activities continue, despite the time given for such activities ending at midnight on Wednesday.

However the police said that a special operation was commenced yesterday to prevent illegal propaganda activities.

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