The parliamentary vote was postponed after the first COVID-19 cases were reported in the country. Sri Lankan authorities have received praise for their coronavirus measures - considered one of the best in the region.
Sri Lanka on Sunday conducted a mock election exercise to test its coronavirus measures ahead of a parliamentary vote in August.
The election was scheduled for April 25 but was postponed indefinitely after the COVID-19 outbreak. The election commission said Wednesday the vote would now be held on August 5.
"We were very pleased to see that all those who volunteered to take part in this exercise today wore face masks," said election commission chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.
"Officials and polling agents will be behind clear plastic screens or wear face shields. We have also
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