All results will be released before Thursday midnight; EC

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said teh final results of the Parliamentary election will be released before the midnight of August 06.

The counting process will begin on the morning of August 06 in the presence of represenatives of political parties and independent groups.

The preferential vote results will also be releaed before the midnight of August 07, Elections Commission Chairman said.

"If the political parties send us names of their national list nominees by August 09, we can issue the Gazette notification on August 10," he added.

The President's Media Division said this morning that the new Parliament would convene on August 20.

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