This time around 700,000 applications for postal votes has been received, according to the Election Commission Director Channa P. de Silva.
Expressing his views to the media he said these applications are now in the process of being examined.
He said that the applications which do not meet the requirements and incomplete applications would be rejected.
According to Silva, the exact number of postal applications could only be determined after they have all been examined, adding that this process would take a few days.
The postal voting for the upcoming presidential election will take place between October 31 to November 01st.