Elections Commission says final result likely tomorrow

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya says the final result of the 2019 Presidential election is likely to be issued tomorrow (Sunday).

Deshapriya said that the new President will most likely be able to assume duties tomorrow or on Monday.

He also denied allegations that the commission had discriminated people in the North.

Deshapriya said that there was an issue where a protest was staged in the North yesterday near the election office and the Police had to remove the protester.

He said that a similar protest was staged in Colombo and the Police had been advised to remove the protester.