Wednesday, 3rd March 2021

Sri Lanka to hold presidential vote on Nov. 16

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will hold its presidential election on Nov. 16, while nominations for the contest will be closed by Oct. 7, the head of the South Asian island nation’s election body told Reuters on Wednesday.

The official notification of the election would be published later on Wednesday, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

 

(Reporting by Shihar Aneez in Colombo; Writing by Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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