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I am exhausted: EC Chairman

22 February 2018 09:18 pm - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said on Thursday he was extremely tired with all the work he had to do with the local governments elections and would prefer to handover his duties to someone else even for a month.

While referring to the continuous procedure of elections, Mr. Deshapriya told a news conference that he had felt that the time had arrived to get rid of these things.

“It is better if I can get a vacation from these proceedings at least for one month by handing over this position for someone else. The provisions in the Constitution do allow for it. I will consider it after completion of the procedures with regard to the gazette notification to decide the members of the council,” he said.

“There is no other reason, I am exhausted,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 24

  • Tennyson hooray Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:26 PM

    That could be the reason why he delayed announcing the unpleasant results.

    Malvne Friday, 23 February 2018 03:26 PM

    He has passed his retirement age.He should retire.

    Seetha Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:27 PM

    Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey blocked US move against Pakistan at Financial Action Task Force .

    southpaw Friday, 23 February 2018 01:59 PM

    You seem tired too.

    Chandrapala Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:30 PM

    Now don't make that an excuse to postpone the Provincial Council elections by two years.

    ali Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:41 PM

    In Constitution, there is a provision or not, if you can't do, and need a break, that is it.And the country will not shut down. Lifesaving doctors are taking leaves whenever there is a GMOA strike?

    johan Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:48 PM

    You are getting exhausted because you are getting boosed frequently. You can avoid that.

    vithura Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:22 PM

    Few years back The Economist magazine ran article captioned 'Idle Isle' for the number of public holidays that Sri Lanka has like no other country in the world. SL could also top the rest of world in holding elections for institutions that does not provide any form of democratic governance. I pity this guy!

    Chethiyasena Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:40 PM

    Yep! A great excuse to stall or completely do away with the next election!The man is TIRED':)

    Wele Vidane Friday, 23 February 2018 12:24 AM

    Just doing only one election after 3 years?

    Seela Friday, 23 February 2018 12:29 AM

    No way you should retire !!!.

    DPerera Friday, 23 February 2018 06:12 AM

    Have you heard about delegation of responsibilities, Mr. Deshapriya?

    nick Friday, 23 February 2018 06:32 AM

    Yes we are too exhausted with u so please give to someone new via DM Android App

    Yeti Friday, 23 February 2018 06:36 AM

    Take a long vacation sir, before the likes of Gammanplia @ Co start pushing for PC elections!!!

    Expert Friday, 23 February 2018 07:17 AM

    Try a RED BULL!!?

    Missaka Friday, 23 February 2018 07:17 AM

    Yahapalana members may have put pressure on him!.

    Sara Friday, 23 February 2018 07:44 AM

    We are frustrated.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 23 February 2018 07:48 AM

    For a Human been there is a time to a word called RETIREMENT . That time has arrived . So, you must retire now and go . Otherwise you will become unpopular and people might think you dont want to leave similar to POLITICIANS .

    dave Friday, 23 February 2018 08:15 AM

    Hey man,you have it easy. Just think of the people of Sri Lanka ( except the 225 morons in parliament) who struggle daily to keep the fire's burning at their homes and to feed their families. How exhausting it must be for them. you only have to deal with a useless election when ever there is one and you say you are tired and exhausted. But the rest of us ( -225 morons) have to struggle every day. If you ever read this comment tell us what you feel about that?

    Sincere Friday, 23 February 2018 01:49 PM

    OOh is it? Just like your predecessor, are you also suffering from "aathathiya"??

    Samarasinghe Friday, 23 February 2018 02:30 PM

    The country needs an independent person And a genuine person will resignFor the greater good

    Clueless Friday, 23 February 2018 02:44 PM

    Please take some annual leave.

    Wele Vidane Friday, 23 February 2018 04:21 PM

    Because of the results?

    F K N Friday, 23 February 2018 08:20 PM

    Dear Sir, Thank you for your services you have rendered. You should retire with honour. Give others a opportunity, to serve the country . Don't be like another, Ex H.E.

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