396 candidates to contest from Kurunegala

Around 396 candidates are to contest for 15 parliamentary seats in the Kurunegala District at the upcoming general election, Kurunegala District Returning Officer R.M.R. Rathnayake told the Daily News.

The Returning Officer said that the Kurunegala District has 14 electorates. He said that of the aforementioned 396 candidates, 180 are to contest from independent parties.

This year, 1,348,787 persons have qualified to vote at the upcoming general election, while 17,152 of them are new voters, Rathnayake said, adding that 966 polling centres are to be set up in the Kurunegala District.

Furthermore, the National Election Commission has decided to fix CCTV cameras at all counting centres countrywide, Returning Officer Rathnayake said.



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