September 22, 2019
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    Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya has informed that the closing date to accept postal vote applications for the presidential elections would be on September 30.The Election Commission Chairman had made these remarks during a meeting with officials including district secretaries today (Sept 21).During the meeting, Mr. Deshapriya had pointed out the need to implement a special security plan while transporting ballot boxes to the counting centres during the presidential election.The election is to be held on November 16.

    The Fundamental Rights petition filed by three voters seeking an Interim Order suspending the operation of the Gazette notification to hold the election for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha on October 11 was yesterday fixed for support by Supreme Court.The Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justice Buwaneka Aluvihare, Justice S. Thurairaja and Justice Murdu Fernando fixed the petition for support on September 24.The petitioners eligible to vote at the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election sought an order restraining the respondents from holding an election for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha based on the nomination called for in 2017.

    Motorists are advised to use alternate routes tonight as the Perahera of the Kadawara Devalaya at the Boralesgamuwa Pillawa Bo Samidu Viharaya is due to parade the streets. The perahera which commences from the temple at 8:00 pm today (September 21) will return to the Divulapitiya junction via the Horana-Colombo main road and return to the temple.Therefore police request the public to use alternative routes to avoid the inconvenience caused.


    To coincide with the ‘National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week’ which had been declared from 16th to 21st September, a range of beach cleaning programmes were carried out by SL Navy in collaboration with the Marine Resources Conservation Authority.Accordingly, several beach cleaning programmes in all Naval commands were conducted all over the week with the participation of school children, servants of government and private sectors and general public. Plastic/polythene particles and other degradable waste were disposed from the beaches during these cleaning efforts.

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