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27 Oct 2019 | 11:43 PM UTC

Sri Lanka: Presidential elections set for November 16

Sri Lanka News Alert

Presidential elections scheduled in Sri Lanka on November 16; associated demonstrations possible ahead of and amid election day and following the announcement of election results

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka

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Event

Sri Lanka will hold presidential elections on Saturday, November 16. Political rallies and protests are likely across the country, especially in Colombo, in the coming days and weeks, including amid the elections and following the announcement of election results.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected near demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to monitor the situation for potential gatherings and protests, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence in the event of any demonstrations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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