Sobitha Thera commends Election Chief

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The Ven. Maduluwave Sobitha Thera, who heads the Movement for a Just Society, today met Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya and encouraged him to keep up the good work he was doing in making sure that this election was free and fair.

He told journalists after meeting Mr. Deshapriya that the elections commissioner had to be consistent when handling the complaints he receives of election law violations.

The Thera said he made several complaints against certain candidates though he would not disclose any of the details nor their names.

He said the instructions issued by the polls chief to the state electronic media not to repeat telecast the letter sent by President Maithripala Sirisena to ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa was commendable.

Meanwhile, the Thera urged voters to carry out an unprecedented revolution so that Sri Lanka could enact a new constitution, a Right to Information Act, a National Audit Amendment Act and Electoral Reforms through the 20th Amendment.

“Let August 17 be the beginning of a new journey for Sri Lanka with a new political culture pervading the country,” the thera told those who were outside the Elections Department.

The discussion between the monk and the elections chief lasted for an hour.(Yohan Perera and Darshana Sanjeewa)
 



  Comments - 8

  • Lima Sunday, 16 August 2015 05:15 PM

    MAHINDA DISTRIBUTED SIL CLOTHES , SO HE BROKE THE LAW , HE HAS TO BE DISQUALIFIED TO BE A CANDIDATE . WHERE EC IS IMPARTIAL , HE IS TAKING SIDES.

    de silva Sunday, 16 August 2015 05:38 PM

    If we can continue the 8th jan., victory then we will have a new country with new ideas.

    voldy Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:16 PM

    It is MR who is violating election laws visiting temples after the campaign is finished. He is still above the law.

    raj Monday, 17 August 2015 05:11 AM

    Sir, you should be a role model to other Budhist monks. Sri Lanka needs people like you sir.

    Wasalaya Monday, 17 August 2015 05:30 AM

    Political talk. You forget to say not to vote for traitors. WHY?

    karthi Sunday, 16 August 2015 03:48 PM

    Election Chief is impartial and doing a commendable clean job.

    Lee Sunday, 16 August 2015 04:41 PM

    Ven sobhitha and elections chief currently two men of integrity in the scene.

    TONY Sunday, 16 August 2015 05:06 PM

    NOW THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY PEOPLE WITH INTEGRITY, LET US ALL VOTE FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE


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