98% polling cards delivered, over 400,000 remaining

In total, 98% of the polling cards have been delivered while the remaining 400,000-odd cards were at various divisional post offices, awaiting collection.

Deputy Postmaster General – Operations Rajitha Ranasinghe told The Sunday Morning that no polling cards have been returned to the Central Mail Exchange.

“No polling cards were returned. There are (some at) the divisional post offices due to reasons such as the recipient being abroad or having changed their main address,” Ranasinghe said, adding that 98% of the polling cards have been delivered via postmen.

He said 450,000 polling cards could be collected by their owners.

“The owners have to show proof of identity and collect their polling cards from the relevant post office,” Ranasinghe said.