Video: It is illegal to declare elections: JVP tells EC

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today requested the Elections Commissioner not to declare a snap presidential election because it was illegal and unconstitutional to do so.

 

“According to the 18th Amendment, which has not been amended, the President has to complete his six-year term before calling for any election and it is illegal to declare a presidential election after four years in office. We wrote to the Elections Commissioner not to hold a presidential election in a hurry,” JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told the media soon after meeting the Commissioner at his office.

 

He said the Commissioner assured them that he would look into the matter.

 

Meanwhile, several UNP MPs including Karu Jayasuriya and Ravi Karunanayake also had discussions with the Elections Commissioner and requested him to take action to prevent the recurrence of election law violations, through the misuse of state property, the state media and state officials for the government’s election campaign. (Ajith Siriwardana and Sanath Desmond)

 

 

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  • chikibum Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:35 PM

    How come JVP is known only as killers what about 1988/1989

    pissa Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:12 AM

    Face it mate.

    Saman Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:15 PM

    Stop the illegal Presidential Elections now. This is all about Might is Right.

    jeewan Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:45 PM

    Without an election how can you topple the govt?

    Desapriya Friday, 24 October 2014 12:23 AM

    As it is illegal to hold a presidential election flouting the constitution,It is illegal to name, nominate and contest for an illegal presidential election as well.

    p.nonis Friday, 24 October 2014 02:14 AM

    stop the illegal election.the people donot want a election at this stageso why spend so much of public money having elections

    CW Friday, 24 October 2014 03:11 AM

    Earlier you said MR cannot contest for the 3rd time. Now you are singing a different song. Tomorrow what? Mr Karu J, did you not learn a lesson by going with these morons after the last Prez Elections?

    Thusitha Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:49 PM

    Sri Lankans are all looking at politics only, They are not much interesting in Science, new innovations, Researches. Is this a developing nation?

    Azee Friday, 24 October 2014 07:44 PM

    Whats the use of complaining to the EC What can he do Whats the use of filing Court action Will that bring any change via DM Android App

    nimal Friday, 24 October 2014 08:45 AM

    they are singing like crazy coz they know they will lose as always this time too.. lol

    JJJ Friday, 24 October 2014 10:36 PM

    FOOL


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