Sept 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Election Secretariat announced that a group of election monitors comprising 20 members will arrive in Sri Lanka on September 13 to monitor the elections for the Northern, Northwestern and Central Provincial Councils.
M. Gopala Swami, a former Election Commissioner of India will lead the visiting team of international election monitors.
The Election Commissioner of Maldives Mohammed Farook will also represent the mission.
The other monitors are from SAARC countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bhutan.
Election Secretariat sources say that the major focus of the monitors will be the Northern Province where the inaugural election for the Provincial Council will be held on September 21.