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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday suggested that certain parties were trying to postpone the provincial council elections by crowing over the Presidential Election instead.

The President said that six provincial councils were defunct at present and it was not a healthy sign of any democracy. He said this at a discussion to create awareness among electoral organisers at provincial level.

The President said that the delay in conducting elections went against the principles espoused by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. He said discussions were underway with the Elections Commission to conduct the Provincial Council Elections and promised that it would be held soon.

Some parties are pointing fingers at the Presidential Secretariat for not appointing Chairmen and Board of Directors to the Corporations and Statuary Boards in respect of ministries though three weeks had lapsed since the appointing of the Cabinet of Ministers and this idea was false.

He said that he does not take any responsibility for this as the relevant recommendations have not been given by the Prime Minister and the relevant ministries should be held responsible in this regard.

President stressed that for the Chairmen and Board of Directors of Corporations and Statutory Boards it was compulsory that the Committee appointed to give their recommendations do their job and submit them.

A group including Senior Vice President of the SLFP Nimal Siripala De Silva, General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera, Parliamentarian Dilan Perera, former Chief Minister of Uva Province Chamara Sampath Dassanayake were present at this discussion.

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  • Unchikun Monday, 14 January 2019 10:14 AM

    Just passing the buck. It was the SLFP that postponed the local government elections. The wrong man at the wrong place. We are to blame.

    Mtv Monday, 14 January 2019 10:45 AM

    I bullshit you decide.

    Ravin Monday, 14 January 2019 11:25 AM

    Are you the President?

    Ashok Monday, 14 January 2019 11:45 AM

    Do not worry, You will be sent Home very soon.

    sthya Monday, 14 January 2019 01:28 PM

    Mr. President,Sorry to say that you are a cancer to this country. It cannot be cured. It is right time to put to test and see whether people accept what you have done to the country. Any way, with 4-5 contenders for the Presidency, it is for sure the least scorer and looser will be you.

    xxx Monday, 14 January 2019 05:59 PM

    This man is talking from his back side. It was SLFP under his patronage postponing the elections. The ministry responsible for the elections was under SLFP minister Faizer Mustapha. Shameless creature.

    Sarath Monday, 14 January 2019 07:34 PM

    We all know that it was YOU who got YOUR Minister Faiszer to bring the amendment to Provincial Council Law to delay elections because you were scared. Now don't blame others!

    Tham Monday, 14 January 2019 08:14 PM

    It is shame to have this guy as president. Being executive president who remove the PM overnight, now pointing fingers at different people. You as Countr’s President responsible for current government affairs , don’t just play dirty politics your party and the guys surrounded you.?

    TONY Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:24 AM

    ITS 2019 AND MS KEEPS BLAMING OTHERS


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