Campaigning for Presidential elections ends today, Voting to be held on Nov 16 in Sri Lanka

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In Sri Lanka, the campaigning for Presidential elections will come to an end tonight with final election rallies scheduled during the day. Polling is scheduled for this Saturday and election results are expected by Sunday.

Election Commission has urged the presidential candidates not to carry out any promotional activities via social media platforms after midnight today.

Minister Sajith Premadasa and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa are front runners for the post while Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and former Army Commander General Mahesh Senanayake are among the other prominent candidates with a total of 35 in the fray.

The election campaign has remained largely peaceful so far. Commonwealth and European Union have deployed observers across the county to monitor the election process.

Around 1.6 crore voters are eligible to vote at 12,845 polling booths countrywide while over six lakh of them were eligible for postal voting from 31st of October to 5th of November. (AIR NEWS)

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