Sept 14, Colombo: International election monitors invited to monitor the upcoming provincial council elections on September 21arrived in Sri Lanka Friday night and met with the
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today, Election Secretariat officials said.
At the meeting held in the Election Secretariat, the Election Commissioner has explained the election regulations, history of provincial council elections and the geographical details of the areas where the elections are to be held.
Two teams of observers are due to arrive in the island on the 13th and 14th of September, the Election Secretariat said.
Thirteen members of the Election Monitors Organizations of the South Asia have arrived and tree more international monitors are to arrive in Sri Lanka today, the official said.
The international monitors will meet the representatives of the political parties contesting the election tomorrow before their departure to respective areas.
The elections for the Northern, Northwestern and Central Provincial Council elections are scheduled to be held on September 21.