Dayananda gets tough with IGP

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Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka has directed the IGP to confiscate buses displaying political banners and cut outs and remove all posters in the island by March 15, JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said.

The Elections Chief has also informed the political parties contesting the upcoming polls that he will meet the heads of the state media soon to urge them to maintain their guidelines and ensure balanced reporting, the JVP MP added.

Party secretaries of all poltical parties met the Elections Chief today afternoon and discussed issues relating to the upcoming General polls. Issues related to the Elections violence was also discussed. (YP)

  Comments - 48

  • Friday, 12 March 2010 09:59 PM

    'Much a do about nothing'!

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:27 PM

    'Oh yes, I'm the great pretender'!

    Friday, 12 March 2010 12:00 PM

    That is very correct.unplesent look must stop having posters on buses

    Friday, 12 March 2010 12:08 PM

    Disaanayake is just howling.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 12:15 AM

    Just a big noise!

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 12:20 AM

    WILL THE IGP LISTEN TO THE EC? IF NOT, WHAT ACTION CAN THE EC TAKE AGAINST THE IGP?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 12:10 PM

    Dear Mr. A. Dissanayake,
    Did the EC tell you what action he is going to take?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 12:14 PM

    As usual nothing will change.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 12:42 AM

    Election Commissioner is trying to win an 'Oscar'!.
    MR may seriously consider after the elections.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 12:36 PM

    Just to amuse the masses. Nothing would happen.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:13 AM

    I do not know the legality of it but can't realavent authority bring those candidates whose posters , cut-outs appear on every wall, nook & corners to COURTS?

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:14 AM

    for the umpteenth time!!!!!!!!! Big deal

    Friday, 12 March 2010 12:51 PM

    How many times did our EC pretend to be tough in the past?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 01:09 PM

    Pragmatic laws needs to be introduced or else it is a joke.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:27 AM

    No one even listens to SC, SC ordered Media to be impartial. Yesterdays ITN news was 99% for the government. And the 1% was just to throw fun at UNP and DNA. SC further action needed.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:42 AM

    Bigger damage & violation by state media - but he is like a rat there but roars at smaller persons.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:48 AM

    The presidental election the IGP was lisoning the MR Gota you were in a shadow

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:02 AM

    IGP gets tough with him !

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:07 AM

    Barking do not bite, so the saying go. !

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:10 AM

    this fellow is just joker, puppet, he wil start his story once again, he is fedup with his job, i wil not visit office again, our stupids will get caught to the clowns gimmiks again

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:21 AM

    please take him seriously , poor guy

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:22 AM

    He is full of it . HE is full of talk, don't beleive a word what he says.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 02:05 PM

    Ruling Government is using EC for their advantage.... So no need to get Tough.....

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 04:10 AM

    Yes, Ranjith A, this Mr. Dayananda still believes that the people would buy his "tough" stories... He knows full well that there is a toughest hand holding the IGP.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 04:28 AM

    You have already told to the media that you have no power and to go to courts for justice. This is the same IGP you praised before.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 04:32 AM

    All talk no action, That is EC in Sri Lanka. Toothless Tiger.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 02:59 PM

    THE DEAF CANNOT HEAR, simple logic

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 05:29 AM

    THE WORD TOUGH AND DAYANANDA WILL NEVER GO TOGETHER,

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 05:30 AM

    He will be given a Doctorate by the Lumumba University for conducting a Fair & Peaceful election "Dr.Disanayake"

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:10 PM

    Dayananda please get tough with the Rajapakses.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:18 PM

    Spineless EC getting tough with the IGP - What a Bloody Joke - Who is he trying to fool?

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 06:06 AM

    Is this same Dissanayaka? All the CTB buses belongs to the Gov.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 06:19 AM

    what tough ? only puff

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:35 PM

    youw ill bejailed for removing posters under martial law

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:47 PM

    Commissioner don't get tough, you will catch with stress.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 04:00 PM

    How can we trust a man like Dayananda Dissanayaka, who says one thing today and the opposite tommorow?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 04:03 PM

    Blowing trumpet to deaf ears. No use.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:05 PM

    he becomes really tough after the election on those victimized.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:11 PM

    Mr. Mervin Silva should be apponited as the Commissioner of Elections, otherwise nothing will happen.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 07:07 PM

    'The muppet show.'

    Friday, 12 March 2010 07:08 PM

    EC is fooling himself ...

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 08:28 AM

    The Opposition parties also spineless to believe the EC - why don't they tell him to the face all these humbug he has done to date. Why do they take EC's undertakings seriously but tell him as it is.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 07:45 PM

    Dayananda, hope you will be impartial right through, so that the correct election results will be there to be announced.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 08:10 PM

    Dayananda, what are you trying to prove?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 08:49 PM

    He, he, he ...

    Friday, 12 March 2010 08:56 PM

    Please do not take seriously ...

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 09:03 AM

    He is neither deaf nor dumb he can speak only to the authorities!

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 09:07 AM

    The Elections Commissions is following the simple steps called "If you can’t beat them, then join them". After all at 68+, in what country will any government servant be still employed?


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