The counting of ballots from Wednesday’s Parliamentary election began at 7 a.m. today .The first results are expected around 2.30 p.m. today with a  final result slated for around midnight, Election Commission officials said.

Staff who reported to counting centers this morning were subject to temperature checks while adherence to other COVID-19  guidelines too were strictly enforced.

Here are scenes from Isipathana College, Colombo, one of the main counting centers in the district.

Election staff line up outside the counting center 
Temperature checks were carried out on everyone entering the centers