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Regarding Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you added a timeline to Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015. I'd like to point out that the part "Results released at 20:00 local time." is dubious. I'm from Sri Lanka and it's 19:49 at the moment and as far as I know results won't be released until tomorrow which is 9th January. and Also today is the election day which is 8th January not 7th.--Chamith (talk) 14:20, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Chamith, I am just following what the references say, the can be fixed later.--Blackknight12 (talk) 14:24, 8 January 2015 (UTC)


Don't you think it's odd for the polls to close at 4.24pm? The Indian/American source you provided said polls closed around 4.24 pm (IST). I have provided three RS, including two from Sri Lanka, to show that they closed at 4pm. Have a look at this as well.--obi2canibetalk contr 18:34, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

I know the polls were scheduled to close at 4 pm but in reality it probably closed ± a few minutes before or after, hence why I changed it to reflect the actual time. But in hindsight each polling station would have had a slightly different closing time so I guess 4:00 pm is the best solution. --Blackknight12 (talk) 14:23, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Time in office[edit]

Hello, Blackknight12. As I said in my edit summary, I don't think its really important to include data about time in office in the list. But, I have no real problem to accept it, but definitely not in the "Name" column. We already have the years of birth and death and home province of a president in that column, and it doesn't look good if we also place time in office there. Therefore, I propose to include time in office in the "Term of office — Electoral mandates" section, if you're so persistent to have it in the list. --Sundostund (talk) 15:54, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Sundostund, thanks for starting this discussion as an edit summary does not suffice. I do think it is important to have the data about the time in office, as it shows perspective and not every term is the same length like the United States for example. I think where it is right now is fine and works well. However I am happy to compromise and move it right below the Electoral mandates section.--Blackknight12 (talk) 16:06, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
As I said, I can accept to have it in the list, but not in its current place. With it, "Name" column looks really overcrowded... Please, move it right below the Electoral mandates section, and then we'll see how it looks. --Sundostund (talk) 17:48, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
I remodeled it myself, it looks fine now as far as I'm concerned. Tell me what you think, I hope you'll like it. --Sundostund (talk) 18:17, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
I think it takes up too much room for such little information. I have included it in the term of office column as the column in all to do with dates and time.--Blackknight12 (talk) 04:32, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. As long as it isn't in the "Name" column, I'm fine with it. Anyway, I just slightly remodeled your version (making clearer separation between "Electoral mandates" and "Time in office"). I think it looks better this way, in your version "Electoral mandates" and "Time in office" were too close, and they needed some wider space between them. --Sundostund (talk) 14:10, 17 January 2015 (UTC)