EC not in favour of postponing polls: Chairman

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Against the backdrop of the government drafting two Bills which, if enacted, would make way for the postponement of the Provincial Council Elections due this year, the Election Commission said it was not in favour of withholding elections even through a parliamentary process.

Its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told Daily Mirror the Commission was bound to act according to the laws brought by Parliament.

However, he said the Commission was opposed to postponing due elections in any way or form as it was against the norms and principles of democracy. He said this had been outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Mr. Deshapriya quoted Article 21 of the Declaration that says, “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

He had this to say, “We are not faithful to the political parties. But, we, the Election Commission, are loyal to democracy.”(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Rex Monday, 07 August 2017 08:27 AM

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    ceylon Monday, 07 August 2017 01:52 PM

    commisioner is correct.also there is dangerous situation hete the previous big theives get power and destroy the country economicaly and make kanka drug center of world. via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 07 August 2017 01:55 PM

    elections become meaningless.ex big theives looted and gone.new big theif protecting them and amazing new wealth.kudu regime continus. via DM Android App

    DING DONG Monday, 07 August 2017 03:34 PM

    PEOPLE ARE FED UP OF ELECTIONS BCOS MONEY PLAYS A DECISIVE ROLE IN SRILANKAN POLITICS AND PAVE WAY TO ELECT THUGS AND HOOLIANS TO PLAY HAVOC IN THE HOUSE AS WELL AS ON THE STREET. via DM Android App

    smrtgent Tuesday, 08 August 2017 11:57 AM

    No need for the PC election at a time when the govt is facing serious issues, like bond scam, RK and Alosius deal regarding Pent House deal. RK's resignation etc. Let us wait until this saga is over.


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