Electoral register display ends this week
The one month period for the display of the electoral register lists will not be extended after it ends this week, Deputy Elections Commissioner, P.M. Siriwardana said.

“We will be processing the applications for inclusion and deletion of names from next month. As a result the display of electoral register lists will be over by the end of this month. We want all those who have to make a claim or an objection to do so within this month,” he said. Many people have checked their names and filed claims and objections. In Colombo City, there were around 6000 claims and less than 4000 objections. However, Assistant Elections Commissioner for Colombo City, W.W.M Deshapriya said this was not a big increase.

“It’s just a ten percent increase compared to last year. I expect less than 10,000 claims in Colombo City by the end of the month,” he said. Assistant Elections Commissioner for Gampaha District M.M Mohamed said so far 1,300 claims and three objections have been received.

“Compared to last year, there were many claims this year and we expect the number will increase during the last two week of the display of electoral registers,” he said.

Assistant Elections Commissioner for Kalutara District said only 525 claims were received in the past two weeks, though people are coming to peruse the electoral lists. Though the electoral register lists were supposed to be displayed at post offices, The Sunday Times learns that some post offices did not get the electoral lists this time.

In Galle District, 1,270 claims were received and more are expected this week.
“Not only those whose names were not in the list, but even those whose names were there checked the electoral register lists. I think the number of claims and objections will increase,” Assistant Elections Commissioner for Galle District, M.K.B Harischandra said.

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