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Extending polling times: EC to decide next week

The decision as to whether polling times should be extended during the upcoming parliamentary election, is to be taken by the Election Commission (EC) next week, according to EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.

Deshapriya made these comments during a press conference today (30).

He said the decision will depend on a status report on Island-wide polling stations.

“We will call for a status report on polling stations from relevant officials in order to decide by how long polling times should be extended.”

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