Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called for the postponement of the general election stating that the country is facing a dangerous situation in the wake of COVID-19 raising its head once again.
Speaking at an election rally, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the elections commission should not wait until the last moment to postpone the poll.
“Postpone the elections now without waiting till the last moment. Candidates of all political parties have already spent their money on the campaign. It will be unfair if the election is postponed at the last moment as the candidates will be spending their funds for the campaign in vain,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said.
“It is also very essential to take steps to avoid further spread of COVID -19 as a second wave will definitely kill the economy. A man who had fallen from a deadly blow will surely die if he is given another deadly one,” he added.(Yohan Perera, Shane Seneviratne and J. A. L. Jayasinghe)
Comments - 14
Bhatiya Siriwardena Monday, 13 July 2020 08:11 AM
Ranil talks sense. The government has got messed up
Don’t post phone anything be a man. Don’t be a coved . Be like a man talk like a man
Leo Monday, 13 July 2020 09:28 AM
Granpa Ranil want to delay the elections, to delay his defeat.
COLOMBO RESIDENT Monday, 13 July 2020 09:38 AM
His usual meeting "defeat" on his way
Roshan samarathunga Monday, 13 July 2020 09:48 AM
Be like a man die like a man. No covered in police .specially immortal leader got none.
idiot Monday, 13 July 2020 09:50 AM
ofcource you would like to prevent your own death coming soon. you never loved the common exploited masses and never cared for them.elections now means death for you,probably your patry would get less votes than even the former raciist Fascist Party the jvp.
Dr kuma Monday, 13 July 2020 09:52 AM
When elections r not held sirens of voices go on to reconvene old parliament Now elections!! Covid will never go away like HIV Finish d elections get on with life Take precautions
Ranjith Monday, 13 July 2020 10:03 AM
What ever is said no need of curfew let the people get on with their day to day life and let people go to work this is what other countries following most important thing is wearing the mask and social distancing we have to learn to live with Corona virus for somtime anyway government has ruined the economy and brought e enough suffering to the people due to bag bad governance and poor leadership
Roshanaly Monday, 13 July 2020 11:14 AM
Whoever speaks on behalf of the public should be praised and appreciated.
gamason Monday, 13 July 2020 05:10 PM
kapannaberi atha simbeema
Strategist Monday, 13 July 2020 05:59 PM
Compared to many countries SL has done well to manage COVID-19. Now that the election canvassing is in progress it is best to get on with it.
RW is feeling a bit anxious...Is it because of COVID-19 or impending defeat?
Kishān Chāli Monday, 13 July 2020 08:18 PM
LOL he definitely didn't act with a sense during April 21 attacks. He let the common folk die. Even now talking about candidates' finances, not people's lives.
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