Voter arrested for photographing his ballot paper

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A voter, who had allegedly taken a photo of his marked ballot paper using his mobile phone had been arrested in Nawalapitiya, the Police said.

A 32-year-old suspect was taken into custody with his mobile phone at the polling station at Nawalapitiya Central College. 

 

  Comments - 8

  • Warren Raed Wednesday, 05 August 2020 03:33 PM

    A country filled with human rights violation. It seems we cannot do anything nowadays.

    Joshua Wednesday, 05 August 2020 03:37 PM

    Yeah good move. But has the police arrested a single politician who flouted election rules during the campaign. I bet it is zero

    FF Wednesday, 05 August 2020 06:28 PM

    ARE YOU NOT AWARE THAT POLITICIANS ARE ABOVE THE LAW. I EVEN SAW GOTA ARRIVING BY A VEHICLE

    Patrick D Harrigan Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:20 PM

    What is the problem with taking a photo of one's own completed ballot? I serve as a poll station worker in Florida USA elections where it is permissible for anyone to take a cell phone photo of their completed ballot, but no other photos are permitted except of one's own completed ballot.

    IGNATIUS RASIAH Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:08 AM

    I think he took the photo to prove to whoever that he has voted for that person. Nothing wrong with it.

    Hilly Billy Thursday, 06 August 2020 08:36 AM

    Poor fellow just wanted proof that he voted for a particular candidate so that he can get a job after the election in true Sri Lankan style.

    Ian Ramsden Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:52 AM

    In the UK It's illegal to take a photo of the ballot paper which may identify the Unique Reference Number on the ballot. Most polling stations have "no photography"signs and there's a Rs1,200,000 fine in Europe for breaking the law. It's all to do with protecting the integrity of the vote.

    Jasmin Thursday, 06 August 2020 11:28 AM

    By doing so he can be financially rewarded by corrupt politians as that would be proof of his vote.


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