Postmaster General speaks on postal vote applications

JAFFNA, SRI LANKA - SEPTEMBER 21: A sign directing voters to the polling station during the northern provincial council election on September 21, 2013 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Ethnic Tamil voters in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north have gone to the polls on Saturday to form their first functioning provincial government since 1988 following 26-year long civil war that ended in the country in 2009.. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

The Postal Department noted that it has distributed over 74,000 applications for postal votes. Postmaster General, Rohana Abeyratne, said over 57,000 more applications are yet to be distributed.

He added, approximately 40% of the official ballot papers has been distributed thus far.

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