As of 12 noon today (05), it is reported that more than 40% of the voters in many districts have cast their votes. In some districts that percentage has come close to 50%.
The turnout in the Matale district has exceeded 46% by 12 noon while the turnout in the Badulla district is reported to be 45%, according to the District Returning Officers.
Also, 40% of voters in the Kurunegala, Hambantota, Kalutara and Gampaha districts have cast their votes by 12 noon today.
Galle District Returning Officer Somaratne Vidanapathirana said that 45% of voters in the Galle District have cast their votes by now.
However, it is reported that there is less interest from voters in the Colombo district. As at 12 noon today, about 34% of voters in the Colombo District have cast their votes.