Voter turnout around 50% in most areas

Voter turnout at the 2019 Presidential election was around 50% in most areas as of 12 noon today.

According to election officials, as of 12 noon voter turnout was recorded as 55% in Hambantota, 55% in Kandy, 50% in Matara, 52% in Polonaruwa, 50% in Anuradhapura, 50% in Puttalam, 60% in Badulla, 55% in Kurunegala, 56% in Matale, 50% in Vavuniya, 40 % in Colombo, 45% in Ampara, 45% in Mullaitivu, 44% in Jaffna.

Voting opened at 7am today and closes at 5pm this evening.

Nearly 16 million voters will be able to cast their votes at 12,845 polling stations throughout the country.

A record 35 candidates are vying for the top post at today’s election, which will go down in history as the presidential election with the largest number of candidates.


  1. This time largest number of 35 candidates for the top post means Sri Lanka has been divided more than ever before. Most of the candidates know that they have no chance, but decided to divert the votes due to hatred and lack of knowledge.

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