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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Presidential Election in Sri Lanka - a guideline for voting

[b]Presidential Election in Sri Lanka - a guideline for voting[/b]

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe

Presidential election will be held in Sri Lanka in 17 November 2005. There are thirteen candidates trying to get the top job.It is widely expected, that, two candidates will emerge as strong contenders. This is high time the voters be educated and guided in exercising their franchise. This my endeavor to educate the voters on their voting pattern.

Recent poll result “to date” at the time of posting this article is as follows;

Mahinda Rajapakse leads the poll with 65.59 %

Ranil Wickremesinghe 28.64 %

Dr Hettigoda 03.86%.

Others make the balance.

Asian Tribune's polls manager said that there will be a margin of error around 5%. -Source asiantribune.

Therefore as at present, the current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse (MR) and the previous Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (RW) are listed as strong contenders for the top job.

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