Election Commissioner says no decision to postpone Presidential election


Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says that no decision – in view of the currently prevalent inclement weather - has been made at all to postpone the presidential election scheduled to be held on January 08th .


Issuing a communiqué the Election Commissioner said that no candidate or candidate’s representative or lawyers had made any request to him to postpone the election.


It has been proposed to provide additional time for issuing temporary identity cards and distributing official polling cards, since there are obstacles for these tasks.


The Election Commissioner said further that therefore it had been decided to extend the period of issuing  temporary identity cards  till January 3rd and that of distributing official polling cards till January 4th.

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