If Prez keen to make a statement, best to do so after 6 pm on Nov.16: EC

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Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that if President Maithripala Sirisena was keen to make a special statement before his term expires he should do so after 6.00 pm on November 16.

He told Daily Mirror that this was conveyed to the President during a meeting held with him.

“We requested the President to make his statement on November 16 after 6 pm because we believe that it would be the ideal time for him to do so after polling ends,” Mr Deshapriya said.

He said they had made several other requests to the President like drafting a specific code of ethics for the media. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 13 November 2019 06:20 AM

    In the recent past, Prez only listen to non other than MR, the only peson he believes.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 13 November 2019 06:20 AM

    In the recent past, Prez only listen to non other than MR, the only peson he believes.

    Anonymous Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:03 AM

    And if he makes a statement before 6 pm? You will state that it is not ur job to look into it

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:42 AM

    Very good. Sirisena is trying to spoil the game

    Poor citizen Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:38 AM

    There is no need to advice President unless MS wants to retire in disgrace! However given his track record one never know what he’s up to next! He can snap out in hate, jealousy and anger anytime !

    Jude Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:18 AM

    My dear Election Commish!!! ONLY Americans allowed to contest in Lankan elections or citizen from other countries are allowed too !??? Huh!!!

    idiot Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:58 AM

    only a very few would be interrested in a statemen from you,because you are nothing but a corrupted foolish president.

    APR Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:41 AM

    No thanks. We do not want to hear you anymore.

    Wasp Wednesday, 13 November 2019 12:14 PM

    He's already made a statement in pardoning a convicted murderer, please spare us anymore statements!!!

    GRACE in DIS Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:31 PM

    I am sure NO body wants to listen to a disgraceful personality .


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