Following an invitation from the Sri Lankan authorities, the 70 members of European Union who will be deployed for the forthcoming poll expected to arrive in Colombo in the coming days while the Chief Observer of the team is scheduled to arrive in the island on Monday (July 20).

Election Commissioner stated this yesterday (16) at a press conference held in the election office.

Election Commissioner said that they have already wrote to the Common wealth related to the activities of monitoring Election and a group between 6 to 10 observers would be from Common wealth soon.

30 observers of SAARC countries would also be engaged in monitoring activities at the general election which iscarried out directly by Elections Department, further added Election Commissioner.