EU deploys short-term and long term observers to Sri Lanka

The European Union is deploying short-term and long term observers to Sri Lanka for the November 16 Presidential election.

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) will be deploying at least 30 long-term observers for observation in all nine provinces in Sri Lanka.

In the days before the election, 30 short-term observers will also be deployed across the country to observe voting, counting and the transmission of results, the EU EOM said.

The mission is led by Chief Observer Marisa Matias, a Member of the European Parliament from Portugal and Deputy Chief Observer Dimitra Ioannou.

The hotly contested Presidential election will see foreign observers from multiple countries and organisations being deployed in Sri Lanka, including from the Commonwealth.