Thursday, 27 February 2020 07:41

16.2 m Sri Lankans eligible to vote

A total of 16,263,885 Sri Lankans are eligible to vote at this year’s parliamentary election, about 270,000 more that those who were registered to vote at last November’s Presidential Poll, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

The 2019 electoral list will be used for the election while the 2018 list was used for November’s presidential poll was used.

Gampaha District has the highest number of registered voters according to the 2019 register numbering 1,785,964 followed by Colombo District with 1,709, 209. Wanni district with 287,024 registered voters has the smallest number of registered voters.

A total of 196 MPs will be directly elected from the 25 districts to Parliament while 29 will be appointed from the National List.

(FT)

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