Local News Sri Lanka: The period of silence related to General Election 2020 will begin today from 12 midnight (August 02).
Accordingly, one should abstain from any propaganda activity, including conducting propaganda meetings, holding pocket meetings or house meetings, visiting canvas residences, distributing handbills, displaying advertising, posters at proclamed party officers, and displaying posters, posters , banners, during this time, the Elections Commission said.
The Election Commission calls for public support in holding a free and fair election by refraining from illegal activities during the election’s silent period.
Elections Commissioner Saman Sri Rathnayake says there were fewer reports of election violence compared with the previous election.
Meanwhile, all major political parties are preparing for their final public meetings before the start of the period of silence.
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ‘s final meetings will also be held in Hambantota, under the chairmanship of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The meeting of the United National Party, headed by Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, will take place in Maradana, on Deans Road.
Sajith Premadasa will attend the Samagi Jana Balawegaya Final Meetings held in Colombo.
The National People’s Power Movement’s final meeting, headed by Anura Kumara Dissanayake, will be held in the area around Maligawatte.