Lankans from abroad at quarantine centres: EC examines voting arrangements

By J.T. de Silva | Published: 2:00 AM Jul 8 2020

By J.T. de Silva

Chairman of the Election Commission (EC) Mahinda Deshapriya said that given the upcoming Parliamentary Poll on 5 August, the attention of the Commission has been drawn to the franchise of Sri Lankans from abroad who are currently in C-19 quarantine facilities after being flown to the country. 

He said the EC would convene shortly to make a final decision in this regard. Deshapriya noted that already a spate of requests had been made to the EC to grant voting rights to those who are undergoing quarantine, ahead of the impending Poll.

He noted that it is the duty of the EC to ensure the voting rights of the public.

By J.T. de Silva | Published: 2:00 AM Jul 8 2020

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