Jun 21, 2020

Gen. election cost to be announced soon Featured

The cost for the August 05 parliamentary election is yet to be determined, the National Election Commission (NEC)’s Commissioner General has said.

“Due to the health guidelines issued, we are still unsure of the exact cost,” Saman Sri Ratnayake, the commissioner general told reporters yesterday.

He said that the polls body should estimate the cost depending on the payments to election officials, among other expenses, that would be incurred during the poll.

A discussion between party secretaries and the NEC will be held by the end of next week, reports say.

The budget pertaining to extra costs will be determined this week, reports add.