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.