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Sri Lanka Election results from Thursday afternoon, President hails successful conduct of election

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.

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