Elections for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha commenced at 7.00 am today.
Galle District Returning Officer Somaratne Vidanapathirana stated that the polling will be held in 47 centers.
A total of 53384 people were eligible to cast their votes.
The District Returning Officer said that the candidates are from five recognized political parties for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that a special security arrangement is in place for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections.
He said stern action would be taken against those who violate election laws near the polling booths.
Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission stated that the Galle District Returning Officer has planned to release the election results of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha at the Galle District Secretariat.
Meanwhile, the Southern Provincial Education Ministry stated that all schools in the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha area will be closed today.