The voting of the First Elections held in de-merged Northern Province after 25 years to elect 36 members to Northern Provincial Council was concluded this evening with a large number of voter turn out.residents in Northern Province have voted in large numbers since this morning at the 850 polling stations situated in the province to elect members for the northern provincial for a five year term.
The voting for electing members from Jaffna,Kilinochchi,Mannar,Mulativu and Vavuniya Districts for the provincial council was began at 7 a.m today and concluded at 4 p.m .the voting was held peacefully amid tight security .around 715,000 residents are eligible for vote in this elections and 2000 local and international observers including observers of SAARC and Commonwealth countries are engaged in election monitoring activities according to Elections Department.
The Elections Department has says that 65%, of registered voters in Vavuniya District,68% in Kilinochchi District,70% in Mannar District 71% in Mulativu and 60% in Jaffna District have castes their votes since this morning.
This is the first time that people in the North have been voted to elect a post war administration in their province which was earlier under the control of LTTE .the province was freed from LTTE after it was militarily defeated by the Sri Lankan Army in 2009.
Although Provincial Council elections for the central and north western provinces too been held today both local and international communities are eying on the northern provincial council elections as people their voted for the first time in 25 years.