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By Sumaiya Rizvi


Presidential Candidate of the Nanka Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) Dr. Wicramabahu Karunaratne had to receive special permission from the Elections Commissioner to cast his vote since he failed to produce a valid form of identity.


“I spoke to the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake and he gave me special permission to cast my vote. Since my provincial council ID was not accepted,” Dr. Karunaratne told Daily Mirror online after casting his vote.


Mr. Karunaratne had misplaced his National Identity Card some time back and had left his passport at home since he believed the provincial council identity card will be valid. According to him he had gone to his polling station in Slave Island early this morning but was refused permission to cast his vote.

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  • Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:37 AM

    ane muu rata hadanna yanawa
    thama neethiya wath danne ne
    lokuwata kata nam tiyenawa

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 12:47 PM

    CoE why stretch a point; if the basic requirement to cast a vote is not met Bahu should have not been given exceptional status. All are alike. Surely CoE would not have allowed a common man or even an IDP this privilege.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:55 AM

    He proved himself to be a joker, at this crucial hour, ignorant of "law & responsibility"

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:56 AM

    Some people do crazy things to be in news.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:59 AM

    Shouldn't a person vying for the presidency of this country known what are the acceptable identification documents to vote?

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 07:01 AM

    LOL :D
    He can give a good competition to Ranil with jokes :D

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 10:24 AM

    Many Tamils support him!Like him!Follow him!Honest,Unbowed,Unafraid leader!

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:13 PM

    very understanding person of tamil minorities

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:52 PM

    One doesn't have voting rights, this guy doesn't have an ID - what a country!

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 11:46 AM

    I understand him. He lives in an utopic world!


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