Sri Lanka, Aug. 2 -- The silent period pertaining to the General Election 2020 will commence from 12 midnight today (August 02).

Accordingly, one should abstain from any propaganda activity, including conducting propaganda meetings, conducting pocket meetings or house meetings, visiting residences to canvas, distributing handbills, displaying advertising, placards at proclaimed party officers, and displaying posters, placards, banners, during this period, stated the Elections Commission.

The Election Commission requests public support to hold a free and fair election by refraining from illegal activities during the silent period of the election.

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