Elections Commissioner gives reasons for delay

Elections Commissioner gives reasons for delay

By Keshala Dias

Feb 11, 2018 | 8:45 am

COLOMBO (News1st) – Issuing a communique at around 2 a.m. today, the Elections Commissioner clarified the reasons behind the delay in the issuance of results of the 2018 Local Government Election.

Chairman of the Elections Commissioner, Mahinda Deshapriya, said the District Returning Officers of certain areas have only been faxed one set of election results, and that in order to release the overall result, a tally needs to be made and this requires a further considerable amount of time.

The Elections Commission goes onto state that election results cannot be released to the media until it is uploaded to the database by District Returning Officers.

Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya, has requested the general public to remain patient as they issue the results.