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In the wake of a large number of supporters requesting former state minister and UNP Colombo district candidate Rosy Senanayake to apply for a recount, she had written to the Elections Commissioner requesting him to carry out a recount of the preference votes polled at the August 17 general election.

She told Daily Mirror that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had also approved her request for a recount. Ms. Senanayake is on top of the UNP losers’ list having received 65,320 preferential votes.

She said she was optimistic of receiving an increased number votes in case of a recount, but emphasized that whatever the result of the recount maybe, she would support government efforts at rebuilding a new Sri Lanka and continue to serve the people as before.

Meanwhile, Ms. Senanayake said she had not accepted the Prime Minister’s offer of being appointed as the Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Britain because she was not happy about deserting the people who placed their confidence in her.

 “As a longstanding UNPer, I am happy about the UNP emerging victorious at this election and will cooperate with the party in achieving its objectives. I will do my best to improve the lot of women and children and concentrate on resolving their concerns and the problems faced by them,” Ms. Senanayake said. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • mhf Sunday, 23 August 2015 05:34 PM

    What about UFPA, their defeated candidates are on their national list

    Dayawathie Sunday, 23 August 2015 05:50 PM

    You are a great lady Ms Senanayake for not accepting the UK job Looks like they are trying to silence you by giving a cushy job, but you chose to stay here and help local women and children.

    Prema Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:02 PM

    Very true.

    Waco Monday, 24 August 2015 11:49 AM

    De Silva , good comment.

    Bala Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:47 PM

    All over the world, the accepted ratio is 65pct career ones from Min Foreign Affs and 35pct from selected good and capable persons - not jokers like the relations of the previous govt.

    Waco Monday, 24 August 2015 12:12 PM

    Is it so easy for Ranil to offer a HC position over the counter? Is this call " YAHAPALANAYA"?

    Sincere Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:53 PM

    Her reasons to decline greener pastures are truly commendable!

    Santhiyapillai Keethaponkalan Monday, 24 August 2015 12:57 PM

    She is having the rights to ask for recounting, her rejection of HC post is welcome, as she has lot of things to do for the Women and the Children in Sri Lanka.

    Citizen Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:02 PM

    Great honourable lady.

    Bala Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:03 PM

    Well done Rosy. Keep it up and give of your best for women and children who are in dire need of proper representation to get their dues and dignity. Become Secretary of Women and Children's Affairs Ministry at least.

    Saman Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:04 PM

    Rosy, while you are entitled to request a recount, you should gracefully accept the peoples verdict.

    Mandy Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:40 PM

    Final peoples verdict after recount. May be mistake in counting large of votes in a hurry. Wait and see.

    Asokamala Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:44 PM

    She would have easily won if UNP did not accommodate the others. If they contested under SLFP banner they would have to offer NL places to those two as well. They stole UNP votes. So why not give Rosy a NL place from UNP. The day these outsiders stand against UNP there will be no one to safeguard RW other than the few useless favorites of RW.

    Sunanda Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:06 PM

    Well done Rosy....! We appreciate your quest for truth and rejecting the perks offered in exchange of it. A fair recount may let the cat out of the bag and truth about top perpetrators may come to light. Lets see how impartial the election commissioner is?

    Citizen Sila Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:18 PM

    Is it because she got good looks ! Ha ha ha

    patriot Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:19 PM

    Who is going to pay for the re-count, tax payers? Are you in doubt of fair election and so do we, especially the result for Colombo took too long to announce. Help the children and woman, do not need to be in the parliament, just talk to your UNP leader, Ranil will do unless you have a different agenda.

    Bala Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:35 PM

    The EC is surely and truly impartial but the vote count could be a genuine mistake.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:41 PM

    This was a special election. The people voted for an independent judiciary and a better and technology forced economy. That is the reason some new people where selected from the UNP. Like a lady accept defeat and concentrate on serving the public.

    nic Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:42 PM

    How is it the UNP accommodated a looser from Puttalam on their National List?

    ombudsbravo Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:49 PM

    Well said Sunanda.

    nimal Monday, 24 August 2015 10:10 AM

    HC for UK?.what are her qualifications for that?..

    Jeff Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:01 PM

    please remove useless guys Anupama, the guy from puttalam who lost in the rlection, Malick, etc and appoint Rosy.

    M Deshapriya Monday, 24 August 2015 07:07 PM

    Coming colours no good. She is going to pull the plug. I better run to my brother..ta ta..

    de silva Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:18 PM

    Has RW also started the same old game as the previous. HC or Ambassadors should be selected from the Ministry of foreign affairs and not giving politicians as the previous government did.Is this a part of the YAHAPALANAYA.

    Desaman Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:34 PM

    What nonsense. a recount is a legitimate right of a candidate if she believes that there were irregularities taken place during counting.

    Dr.Raghavan Pathmanathan Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:02 PM

    Hats off Rosy! Rarely we can see such kind of strong personalities based on well "defined policy" in politics. Giving up an elite position as HC to UK is something great. Instead of this, she has opt to render her service to the country is a scared mission.May GOD grants you the best..this is just a testing time.At the end always truth wins.

    Dilan Sunday, 23 August 2015 05:02 PM

    RW true colors will be put to the test!


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