There is a close run between the UNP and the SLPP in postal voting so far, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web.
The first stage of postal voting took place on the 22nd for staffs of election secretariat, district secretariats and the police. Most have voted for the UNP and the SLPP, while the SLFP is in third place.
All SLFP ministers are happy with this victory for the flower bud. What they want to do is to point this out to the president and get him to form an alliance between the two after the election. Instead of strengthening the SLFP campaign, they remain inactive, reports say.