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Deshapriya threatens to quit as EC head

24 June 2019 06:21 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya threatened to quit as EC head if a presidential election was conducted without holding the provincial council elections first.

He said that the duty of the Elections Commission was to hold the provincial council elections first and assured the nation that this was what was going to happen.

However, he said, he would leave his post as a mark of protest if the presidential election is held first but assured the public that he would not give up his job as a member of the commission.

The elections commission consists of three members including Mr. Deshapriya who is the Chairman.  (Ranjan Kasthuri)

  Comments - 3

  • Lord Wolfstein Monday, 24 June 2019 09:30 AM

    Your task is to guarantee fair and just voting. It is not your job to interfere in political decisions.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 24 June 2019 11:32 AM

    Sir, Do you think President, Premier or Leader of the Opposition care your threat? No,not all.

    southpaw Returns Monday, 24 June 2019 03:13 PM

    Please quit . Hope the Government will scrap the Provincial councils altogether an unnecessary burden on the Tax Payer

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