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‘Presidential election to cost Rs.5 billion’

The Election Commission has estimated the cost of the upcoming Presidential election to be Rs.5 billion as 35 candidates are to contest it, Kurunegala District Senior Divisional Secretary W.E. Jayathilake said.

As the number of contestants for this year’s election is higher than it has ever been in the past, more counters have to be set up and more public servants have to be deployed for election duties, he added.

He was speaking at a meeting of Grama Niladharies held at the Bingiriya Youth Training Centre in Kurunegala.

“All public servants should carry out their duties without any partiality. They must ensure that everyone follows the rules and regulations, and that democracy is preserved,” he added.

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