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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe issued a statement yesterday saying the country is ready to hold the first free and fair presidential election under the conducive environment created in terms of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and said the government had established a just and law-abiding society.

He said that the government had initiated independent commissions under the 19th Amendment and is committed to creating a totally democratic society.

He said it is the duty of citizens to strengthen the democratic system, leaving no room for the past, immoral political culture to raise its head.

Mr. Wickremesinghe also noted that the three forces and police had been instructed to provide necessary security countrywide and to assist in the conduct of a free and fair election.

“As citizens, our responsibility is to provide the necessary support to continue a free and fair election and we have to protect our society,” the Prime Minister said.

He said that the government has worked to establish a free election system in the country and all election duties are carried out through the independent Election Commission.

“The presidential election will be held in such a free atmosphere that no one can find fault with," he said.

He also urged the citizens to provide their vital support to continue a free and fair election in the country. (Yoshitha Perera)

 

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  • Justice Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:35 AM

    In my previous comment I forgot to add. You are a man when ever you open your mouth you put your foot in it!!

    Democrat Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:47 AM

    What about provincial council elections. Why did you not have it

    Milinda Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:51 AM

    Ranil is admitting that presidental elections held during J R J, Premadasa, Chandrka, Wijetunge, Rajapakse were all currupt and fixed. He was P M twice during that time. He knows best. What a dirty hipocrit he is. Time to retire and go home.

    Karu Saturday, 16 November 2019 07:16 AM

    Yes. We should also have a National Registry of Citizens to prevent illegal immigrants

    Matt Saturday, 16 November 2019 07:30 AM

    Could be the first and the last.

    Kalinga Tissera Saturday, 16 November 2019 12:41 PM

    Thank you. I appreciate it when something good done.

    Manu Saturday, 16 November 2019 03:08 PM

    The election before were not free and fair? He thinks he can go on bullying the people every day and all the time. The most foolish politician and a PM SL ever had.

    parakum Saturday, 16 November 2019 05:27 PM

    Thanks for teaching those THUGS about Democracy during your Yahapalanaya rule, you will be a much popular figure if only you took action against the CORRUPT of the previous regime.

    senna Saturday, 16 November 2019 08:57 PM

    Foot in the mouth again, can't you just let one day go by without uttering something stupid. As Albert Einstein once said, "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits "

    George Harry Saturday, 16 November 2019 09:04 PM

    It will be a free and fair election if you are kicked out of a self-proclaimed PM post.


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