President turns down EC’s request to resign

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has rejected the request made by Elections Commissioner, Mahinda Deshapriya, to resign from his portfolio from the Election Commission.

President Rajapaksa has informed the Election Commissioner by a letter that his service was essential because there was a parliamentary election coming up and that election rules and regulations had to be amended with his support. (Ranjan Kasthuri)

  Comments - 5

  • RAM Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:42 AM

    he seems to be super star of EC

    Max Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:44 AM

    Yes please stay until next 2 major elections

    Sambo Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:51 AM

    Are you feeling guilty that you are in a hurry to resign and cannot face the public any more

    Rasika Perera Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:49 AM

    correction : Mr.Mahinda Deshapriya is not the Elections Commissioner. He is Chairman of the Election commission.

    Andrew Silva Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:42 AM

    You did a good and impartial job during the last election because there was no pressure put on you by any high ups. Hope you will get the same opportunity again.


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