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By Dianne Silva


Former Common opposition Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka lodged a complaint with the Elections Commissioner this morning alleging malpractices at the just concluded Presidential elections.

The letter submitted by the candidate highlights the issues regarding election malpractices and the discovery of burnt polling cards.

“The differences in numbers seen at the counting centers and those that were received in Colombo are a major concern,” Secretary to the opposition candidate Dr. Seneka De Silva told Daily Mirror Online.

The letter requests that copies of the certified results sheets from the Elections Counters, prepared according to the regulations of the Presidential Elections Act of 1981 section 15 subsection 59, should be submitted to the candidate at the earliest possible date. These results should be the postal voting and voting results from the 22 districts. The candidate requests these for the use in the petitions he intends to forward to nullify the election results.

The documents forwarded to the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka stated that according to information received the results received by the Commissioner are not those that were sent to him by the counters at the respective counting centers.

The letter further accuses the Senior Presidential Advisor and MP Basil Rajapaksa of being at the Elections Commission on the 27th of January and presenting to the Elections Commissioner tampered results. 

The letter concedes that the Commissioner had presented the results despite the requests by the opposition to nullify them due to their inaccuracy, due to the pressure he was facing.

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  • Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:16 AM

    If the government is so confident that they have won why not allow a re-count whith neutral observers? After all even O/L and A/L students can get their answer scripts re-corrected if they have a doubt. There is so much of evidence now that malpractices have taken place .What with the marked ballot papers that have been found in a drain which was shown to the mahanayakes.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:18 AM

    wait... he has to go to the court....

    Friday, 05 February 2010 09:30 AM

    whole country believes that you won by @ 54% ,we the srilankans are losers , SF you are the peoples President

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 03:32 PM

    sarath is a sin poor fellow........!!!!! mahinda is a brainy felow.. wt 2 do

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:38 AM

    SF accept defeat gracefully. You LOST by a very big margin.Dont be a cry baby. What ever you may say, is just hearsay. And now with the EC coming out with his verdict.
    Just stop all this nonsense and get on with your life.
    If you want to contest the GE, then form your own party and contest. Dont fall into any more traps.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:40 AM

    You guys are suffering from international phobia.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:39 PM

    Loser ! ! !

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:42 AM

    Once A War Hero... Became a Political Zero !.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:26 AM

    People who are not aligned to any side would have seen the swindling drama perpetrated on the voters. The face of the EC is enough to come to conclusions as to what happened on the 27th

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:49 AM

    Why not accept defeat like a gentleman? I know for a person who has an inherent winning streak, losing is difficult to accept. But now you are in Politics and not at war.In this game you win some and lose some. Attendance at meetings is not a true indication of your support. People love to go for meetings as there is a lot of excitement. Let this make you mature as a politician.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:49 PM

    Shame on you SF! Accept your defeat like a man!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 02:28 PM

    Wonderful thinking, we pray for your glorious comeback

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:27 PM

    Let the truth prevail!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:35 PM

    GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA YOU ARE THE HERO OF HEROES! YOU ARE 'OUR PRESIDENT'!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 06:22 PM

    Gayan, why should he accept defeat, when he was the victor?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 06:23 PM

    Prasa, SF is the winner!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 02:52 PM

    One could accept defeat gracefully only if ,at least there appears to have been no vote rigging and other malpractices.. It is the duty of the Government to face any charges and clear its name , without harping on the theory that there have been no malpractices. , Otherwise poeple will always conclude that the government has many things to hide .

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:08 AM

    Good move. The truth cannot hide for a long time. God bless you my great hero.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:10 AM

    Is this worth? Is this going to change anything?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:11 AM

    Sir we appreciate and admire that we have a great leader like you to lead our nation. You will succeed in your efforts. God bless you and we await for your victory.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:12 AM

    The General will never bend down like Mahinda bends in three-four folds to even Weerawansa and Thondaman. He will prove himself very soon. The entire nation is behind him. All the best general for your fight for the right.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:09 PM

    Who is playing to the local gallery - before the elections all roads were opened and now they are closed???

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:17 AM

    Well done Sir, you are the winner. You are going to fight for the right and God's blessings will be upon you forever. Mahinda cheated and won the elections (every tom and harry knows about it) . I wish you good luck General.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:18 AM

    Playing to the international gallery......

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:12 PM

    WITH 40 DAYS OF EXPERIENCE HE HAS DONE BETTER THAN THOSE WHO HAD 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:18 AM

    SF you are our true leader

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:19 AM

    Well begun is half done General. Sir, you are almost 75% through on your journey only 25% left to fight and win. Go ahead Sir... We all will back you.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:19 AM

    This is better than spreading lies and rumors. Dear Mr. SF, you have lost. Admit it like a gentleman.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:24 AM

    Yes, General. You should at least stand up for justice and democracy, even though nothing is likely to happen in this corrupt land of Srimbabwe.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:25 AM

    definetely, we all love you sir. May the triple gem bless you :)

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:31 AM

    Once again SF is wasting everyone’s time. This man needs to get in to power. He needs ultimate power, if the news reports were correct that SF wanted to have operational control of the SLAF, NAVY and ARMY when he was the Chief of Staff. I believe that this was declined by the government of SL. SF, you need to understand that you don’t have any experience in politics therefore there is no "marketable brand" in you. There is no history behind you. Only history is that you managed with others to eliminate the LTTE. Well done for that. I do congratulate you for playing a collective role with a common vision. But I cannot give you the total credit for you. I would say many people had to come to the party. For instance people like us who wrote to foreign journalist and Foreign members of parliament also played a role in trying to get the real picture out in the arena.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:41 PM

    go SF go....fight back sir...we are with you...

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:37 AM

    we are with you sir

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:38 AM

    It seems DM is inserting comments much against the govt?? How come what we post never gets published?? Has ranil instructed this?? SF continues his losing tactics!!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:39 AM

    The problen with SF is that he is always "complaining " about some wrong done to him.This is from the day he disclosed his letter of resignation to the newspapers.I think we who had great respect for his leadership during the war expected a better stronger SF than what he now appears to be through his eternal complains about how badly he has been treated.I think he is trying to get sympathy from the masses which i think is the wrong strategy. Sadly he has bad advisors.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:41 AM

    Why is that he is having such a difficult time to take a defeat. Everyone has. When there is a race, there has to be a loser and a winner. I really pity him.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:43 AM

    SF did not lose. He was "made to lose". The counry lost of course.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:44 AM

    Another drama to waste the nation's money and time!
    General, Sir, please stop lamenting about a polls gap that you cannot bridge with your claims of polls fraud, any way you skin this cat. Isn't it time to move forward?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:46 AM

    Go to courts if you are so confident.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:21 AM

    Yeah, 40 DAYS were enough to brainwash the poor fools who were waiting for a leader to save their day. For the rest of the people (majority), he provided good entertainment on the stage...


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