The Election Commissioner was participating in a mock counting programme at the Moneragala Rajakeeya National School on last Friday organised by the Moneragala and Hambantota District Secretariat offices.
The Chairman further added that the mock polls counting conducted to demonstrate and test the new safety precautions at counting centres.
He said that counting officials at the centers will be limited to 20 complying with the social distancing rule and the casting votes can be stopped at 4.00 pm as usual.
Moneragala District Secretary Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Hambantota District Secretary W.H. Karunaratna, Assistant Election Commissioners and Public Health Officers were present.
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