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* Postal voting in Sri Lanka PC polls to begin tomorrow
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 16:39 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: Casting of postal votes for the upcoming Central and North Western provincial council election is to commence tomorrow, the Election Secretariat said.

According to the schedule postal voting is to end on 3rd of February.

Sri Lanka Election Secretariat has received nearly 85,000 postal vote applications from the government sector for the upcoming provincial council polls.

The Election Secretariat said that the highest number of applications was received from the Kurunegala District with the total number of 33,556 applications.

Meanwhile the security forces have casted their postal votes on January 27th and 28th as they have currently been deployed to provide security for the country's Independence Day celebrations.

The election for the North Western and Central provinces is scheduled to be held on the Valentine Day, 14th of February.

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