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31 candidates submit deposits for Presidential Polls

By Sarah Hanan

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya confirmed that 31 persons have placed deposits at the commission for the upcoming elections by 4 pm today.

Deshapriya was speaking at the Youth First summit held in Colombo.

He further stated that this is the highest number of candidates that have been registered in the Presidential Elections history of the country.

The deadline to place deposits is on Monday 7 October and the commission is positive that the amount of candidates would reach at least 35.

Deshapriya earlier said the Presidential Election 2019 will cost around Rs 4500 million and that the cost will increase if the number of candidates exceeds.