The Rs. 3.5 billion estimate prepared with the hope that the polls would take place mid this year will have Rs. 500 million added due to its delayed holding in early next year, he says.
Addressing the media yesterday (04), Deshapriya said around 300,000 public officials would be deployed for duty at the election, which will be the biggest in the country.
He added that the election could take place on a Saturday, on February 17 or earlier.