This week’s announcement of the date for the general election
Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that the members have decided to release the announcement on the date of the general election within this week.
He said this while speaking to the media as the Election Commission met today to take a number of important decisions regarding the general election.
He said the meeting was decided to consult with relevant authorities before announcing the election date.
Also, the Director General of the National Patriotic Health Services Department, Dr. Anil Jasinghe, requested that the publication guidelines be gazetted.
Meanwhile, the Gazette Notification announcing the number of candidates will be released tomorrow (Tuesday).
Meanwhile, officials of the Election Commission are to meet with the president’s secretary and the secretary of the finance ministry to discuss the costs of the election.
Echoing the impact of the coronavirus virus, it has been estimated that up to $ 9 billion will be spent on the previously estimated election of $ 6 billion.