The Elections Commission (EC) should announce it stance in relevance with the government’s move to delay the Provincial Council Elections and the PC Election Amendment Bill which was passed on Wednesday with the two third majority in parliament, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader Prof. G. L. Peiris said yesterday.
Addressing a news conference, he said that it was questionable as to why the PC was still reluctant to come out with a specific clarification over the incidents occurring which were applicable to EC.
“It is obvious that the main reason as to why the government tends to postpone the elections is they know exactly that they would definitely defeat at the PC polls. Therefore, they have no intention of accelerating the process to hold the elections and at the end of the day it is the franchise of the people which is being deprived,” Prof. Peiris stressed.
Meanwhile, leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Prof. Tissa Vitharana said that the way the incumbent government was moving signified that it was heading towards dictatorship.
“This corrupt government has not practised democracy right throughout their governance but has shown predetermines that it would be sailing towards a despotic system of government,” he said.(Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 15
aiyo Friday, 22 September 2017 10:18 AM
Most in JO past expiry date! No sense ,only nonsence! Mis leeding their young empty headed members and making remarks"full of sound and fury ,signifying nothing."
The govt is bypassing the SC using other means. This is dangerous for the country.
max Friday, 22 September 2017 10:42 AM
Prof. you should be mature enough to understand how EC work. By the name of it, EC may be an independent body but reality is they work according to the govt's whims and fancies.
kola kotiya Friday, 22 September 2017 10:43 AM
empty vessels make more noise
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 22 September 2017 11:23 AM
This is called "Lunatics Noise"
cheers Friday, 22 September 2017 11:05 AM
Well said professor this president and the prime minister is dead scared of the peoples vote as they are both rubbish to our country and fools who voted including myself now regret
Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 22 September 2017 11:16 AM
GL wait man wait... anyway you guys are going to have another severe blow, why are you struggling now itself.
Bannis Mama Friday, 22 September 2017 11:18 AM
Hay Pieris, you guys will have to fold the mat and run and hide after the elections in advance I am telling this to you.
Kamal Ratnayake Friday, 22 September 2017 11:28 AM
Anyway before the elections or after the elections this man will go off the head, feel sorry !!!
malij Friday, 22 September 2017 01:14 PM
Hypocrisy at its best. Talking big about foreign interference and now the guy want their opinion now.
Hautaum Friday, 22 September 2017 07:06 PM
Sir, Pls remember, your boss MR had governed twice with "despotic system" that is why SL is facing human rights violation. He also wanted his third terms governing as dictatorship but ............... You have absolute knowledge of solving problems, try to help present government otherwise .. it will go as it is
Dhammika Friday, 22 September 2017 07:19 PM
Why dont you GL contest the next elections and see to yourself where you stand ?. I am sure the results will shut you up.
Prof. Elmo Fernando Friday, 22 September 2017 07:51 PM
GL's life will end up in the grave very soon as he has Piles, Diabetic and High B/Pressure... why this poor fellow is supporting a rouge? a looter named Mahinda.
sam silva Saturday, 23 September 2017 02:54 PM
This old Joker- never contested a seat. National list. Moved from Chandrika to Ranil to MR. What principles do you have.JUST KEEP YOUR Mouth shut- no omne listens to you.If not we will send Sajin Vass and Namal to beat you up, just like how you followed their instructions as FM
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