The voters appeared to set to register an improved turnout at the polls today in comparison with previous presidential elections. Average voting was more than 70% as at 4pm.
A 70 % turnout was reported in Kalutara, 75 % in Matale, 70 % in Kegalle, 75 % in Kurunegala and 76 % in Anuradhapura. The voter turnout in Vavuniya was reported as 66 % and 68 % in Mannar while it was 75 % in Kandy, 60% in Batticaloa and 72 % in Trincomalee.
Below is the turnouts in some of the districts: 76% in Matara 70% in Hambantota 80% in Nuwara Eliya 70% in Puttalam 75% in Moneragala 75 % in Polonnaruwa 70% in Kegalle 65% in Gampaha 79% in Galle.