The official results of the 2020 General Elections will begin to be released tomorrow (06) afternoon, stated Election Commission Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya.
Speaking at a Media briefing held today (05) following the conclusion of polling for the Election, Deshapriya stated they are confident that the first official results of the Election could be announced between 2:30 and 3:30 tomorrow (06).
He further stated that the overall island results would begin to be released between 12:00 a.m. tomorrow and 06 a.m. Friday (07).
SriLankan President Gotbaya Rajapaksa hailed the successful conduct of the Parliamentary election today.
The President noted that according to the Election Commission, nearly 71% of voters had exercised their franchise at the election today.
He also noted that Sri Lanka was the first country in South Asia to hold a General Election at a time when the risk of COVID-19 has not yet disappeared from the world.
“I thank the people for keeping their faith on our health guidelines,” he said.