Voting for electing peoples representatives for the 8th parliament begins


Over 15 million voters will exercise their franchise today at the General Elections 2015 to elect 225 members to the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

A total of 15 million 44 thousand 490 registered voters in 22 electoral districts are eligible to cast their ballots today, in the country’s 15th General Election since 1947.

A total of 6,151 candidates are in the fray from 501 political parties and Independent groups.

Out of the 225 representatives in Parliament, 196 members are elected from the electoral districts while the remaining 29 members are appointed from the National List.