COVID-19 and Elections: Sri Lanka Election polls opening, 5 August 2020
Scene from the opening of polls in Sri Lanka on 5 August 2020. Sri Lanka held its Parliamentary Election amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Election Commission assured voters that the polling stations will be safe with health guidelines imposed for this election.
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) deployed six assessment teams to the districts of Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Hambantota, and Nuwara Eliya to monitor polling and counting processes.