Not possible to hold election on June 20 under current situation: EC

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The Elections Commission informed the Supreme Court today that it is not possible to conduct the General Elections on June 20 under the current situation in the country.

 Appearing on behalf of the Election Commission, Counsel Saliya Peiris informed the Five Judge Bench that with the prevailing situation it is not possible to conduct the General Elections on June 20.

He said the election could be held within 60-75 days if the green light is given by the health authorities. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 21

  • BigEars Wednesday, 20 May 2020 01:43 PM

    The buck stops there.

    Sam Wednesday, 20 May 2020 01:57 PM

    THREE DAYS WASTED UNNECESSARILY OUR MONEY. THIS ISTHE WAY LAWYERS MAKING MONEY READ MY EARLIER MESSAGE I INFORMED. D. E. L. A. Y THANKS

    Thushan Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:08 PM

    Why are We wasting time about this election, postpone it until this situation is over don't risk the innocent lives of the people for the sake of election

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:15 PM

    At least now listen to the health authorities, they are the specialists of viruses and infections not the politicians and the Army.

    Deva Thamotheram Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:53 PM

    Waiting for judgement. Unanimous or divided.

    Ram Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:08 PM

    EC is trying to save face for the government and frustrate the cases. All the cases must proceed to a finish despite EC submission

    Vox Populi Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:08 PM

    Government is dead scared knowing well that delay will cause Ranil to form a firm government under UNP

    Johan Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:14 PM

    Better the health authorities do not put their Finger in subjects irrelevant to them because our Lustful politicians will be always behind them Pressuring them.

    vithura Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:38 PM

    Oops, how about all clear from the military who are above the health authority on managing COVID?

    Kumara Andrahennadi Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:45 PM

    They should postpone election until the situation become normal. No Yahapalana rogue parliament either. What people of the country asking is to continue with the same system keeping politicians away. Mr. president, country needs to continue your system.

    JoseP Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:51 PM

    Now do more virus testing and divulge real infection numbers.

    Mera Mulana Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:53 PM

    Andrew Silva - Best comment , the exact solution . Thanks

    well done sir Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:55 PM

    Appreciate the guts of EC

    Ralahamy Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:56 PM

    Scientists all over the world are exasperated about the failure in their effort to find a remedy, because it has started mutating according to them. Our Kottamali treatment is just an eye wash admit it. Give indefinite period to the present parliament.

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:58 PM

    POLITICIANS NEVER LISTEN TO HEALTH AUTHORITY BECAUSE THEIR ARE POWER HUNGRY NEED POWER EVEN ON DEAD BODIES

    Siri Biris Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:59 PM

    Now whats going to happen ?

    Lakmal Wednesday, 20 May 2020 04:08 PM

    Close liquor shops before talk about election. We don't want another set of uneducated bar owners in parliament.

    Aquarius Wednesday, 20 May 2020 06:00 PM

    Usually, story should end here. But the drama will continue. Too much has been invested to hold the elections in June.

    Anthony. R Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:12 PM

    It's common sense, even a child can tell whether a general election could be held at a time like this with a pandemic on. Stupid ! waste of money and time. It's upto the brains to decide, Not the Muscles (military) or Power hungry Politicians.

    samson Friday, 22 May 2020 08:40 AM

    Forget election and a parliament Mr. President. Please carry on.

    Prof.J Friday, 22 May 2020 12:02 PM

    Exactly, they thought they can use black money media and sajith's stupidity to break UNP by April 25th Election :) but Mother Nature Spoiled their Plan, First time in History Election Got Cancelled.. Sorry for both new Political Parties formed targeting April Election - Bad Luck for them and for the country.


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