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LIVE: SriLanka Decides 2019- Presidential Election Rolling Updates

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5.30PM Voter turn out as at 5.00 pm for #PresPollSL

  • Mulativu – 76.2%
  • Ratnapura – 84%
  • Badulla 80%
  • Matara – 80%
  • Hambantota – 80%
  • Jaffna 66.5%
  • Colombo – 75%
  • Gampaha – 82%
  • Kalutara – 80%
  • Kandy – 80%
  • Nuwara-Eliya – 80%
  • Kegalle district – 79.05%


0500PM Overall average of 80% cast their ballots islandwide at the #PresPollSL2019 – SriLanka Elections Commission.

Colombo turn out is 75%.

0414PM CMEV reports of the use of chits outside polling centres across the country for various candidates. Images from Kantale town in Trincomalee District and near Zahira College in Mawanella, Kegalle District.

04PM BBC Tamil reports that Tamils in Deraniyagala area who voted for a particular candidate in the election despite warning from a group, have been attacked. Also a group of thugs who have forcefully entered into the house attacked the family.

03:15PM SriLanka President Maithripala Sirisena to make a his farewell address to the nation today once #PresPollSL voting concludes

2.45PM CMEV reports up #PresPollSL related violence is up to 139 as at 1pm with illegal campaigning (47) and intimidating/influencing (40) being the most common offense.

2.15PM Voter Turnout as at 2 PM:

  • Hambantota 70%
  • Matale 70%
  • Kandy 70%
  • Galle 67 %
  • Kegalle 55%,
  • Trincomalee 55%,
  • Ampara – 55%,
  • Polonnaruwa-72%,
  • Vavuniya 60%
  • Kurunegala 60%
  • Jaffna – 55%
  • Mannar – 56.7%
  • Mulathivu – 55.3%
  • Batticoloa – 54.7%
  • Ampara – 55%
  • Anuradhapura – 65%
  • Matara – 65%
  • Badulla – 70%

1200 PM Voter turn out as at 12.00 pm

  • Colombo 40%
  • Matara – 50%
  • Gampaha- 40%,
  • Galle -50%
  • Kandy- 55%
  • Hambantota- 55%
  • Nuwara Eliya: 50%
  • Ampara: 48%
  • Kurunegala: 40%
  • Monaragala: 55%
  • Badulla: 60%
  • Rathnapura: 55%
  • Anuradhapura: 50%
  • Dhigamadulla: 48%
  • Mullaitivu 25%
  • Vavuniya – 35%
  • Puttalam: 50%
  • Batticoloa: 44%
  • Polonnaruwa :60%
  • Mannar :48%
  • Matale: 65%

Source: District Returning Officer


1115AM PresPollSL Voter turnout as at 10 am

    Badulla 54%,
    Moneragala -45% ,
    Ratnapura -44%,
    Kurunegala- 40%,
    Matale- 40%,
    Puttalam- 40%,
    Nuwara Eliya- 40%,
    Kegalle -37%,
    Kalutara- 33%,
    Colombo 32%,
    Ampara- 30%
    Gampha – 30%,
    Kandy -30%,
    Anuradhapura-30%,
    Mannar – 30%.
    Matara 30%
    Killinochchi – 30%,
    Galle -25%,
    Hambantota – 25%,
    Trincomalee – 25%,
    Vavuniya – 25%,
    Jaffna- 25%,
    Polonnaruwa- 20%

1110AM PAFFREL says average voter turnout as at 11 am is 40%


1100AM Center for Monitoring Election Violence @cmev advises voters as a requirement to remove full face coverings only at the point of voting to the verification officer, not as they enter or queue at polling centres.

1000AM Use of chits promoting candidates and various political messages is widespread across the island.

Photos from Dobagahawela, Kotte, Matale and Theldeniya.


0930AM JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake arrives in Panchikawatta to cast his vote.


0900AM SriLanka’s Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (@cmev) has confirmed that shots were fired at a convoy of buses carrying voters in Thanthirimalai, Anuradhapura. Voters were also obstructed with burnt tires and pelted with stones.


0845AM Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauf Hakeem casts his vote and tweets

“Just cast my precious vote at the Presidential election today, for victory of democracy and peace among all communities of Mother Lanka!”


0820AM SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa casts his vote 🗳 at Vivekaramaya, Mirihana


0815AM Gunmen open fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest #SriLanka, no immediate reports of casualties. Police say an unidentified group hurled stones,opened fire on two buses, carrying voters, in Mannar a short while ago. The group hurled stones at the 1st bus and fired shots at the 2nd bus. No injuries or arrests so far.


0810AM NDF Presidential candidate @sajithpremadasa casts his vote in Hambantota a short while ago.


Hello

8AM Welcome to Sri Lanka Decides 2019- Presidential Election Rolling Updates, where we will keep you updated on the crucial Presidential Election in Sri Lanka. Here are the facts and figures to start off with:

👍🏼 Nearly 16 million #SriLankans eligible to vote

🗳EC officials expect high turnout of over 80%

🚮Polling open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 12,845 centres

🆔 EC urges to vote early and take valid ID

🆕 Nearly a million new voters eligible to vote compared to 2015.

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