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24 November 2018 04:16 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Provincial Council (PC) elections should held before holding any elections, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said the priority should be for the PC polls and added it was neither the presidential election nor the parliamentary election.

“As far as the prevailing political crisis is concerned, it is apparent that there is a need for a general election,” Tennakoon said.

“However, the PC election has been delaying for fourteen months and the tenures of six of nine Provincial councils has been expired,” Tennakoon added.

Accordingly, he said the Provincial Councils such as Eastern, Sabaragamuwa, North Central, North, North Western and Central had been already dissolved

He proceeded to say that going for either general election or presidential election was optional and it would depend on the prevailing state of affairs.

Meanwhile, he said the nominations for the presidential election should be called for on October 15, 2019 and it was due to be held on December 8, 2019.

“As it is evident, the recent Governments have postponed elections especially the Local Government election. But when it comes to the presidential elections, they can’t do so,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 18

  • Hgf Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:01 PM

    Who realy want pala-baba

    Jayasinghe Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:30 PM

    What the nation is asking for is a general election. Period.

    Sri lankan Sunday, 25 November 2018 03:50 PM

    What the country really needs is a Presidential Election as he claims to have power over the Parliament.... and we need to know how many Sri Lankan’s actually support him !!!

    Hgf Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:01 PM

    Who arealy want pala-baba

    City Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:09 PM

    Where was he all these days?

    BBM Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:04 PM

    How PALA-BABA so important when there is high level political issue?

    Pradeepan Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:11 PM

    Yes he is right

    Janaya Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:11 PM

    Nonsence, not recent or junta govt the Prrez cant postphone presidentisl election. Better hold it soon

    Voter Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:37 PM

    Scrap the Provincial Councils altogether. They only waste our money and watch Blue Films during Council sessions.

    HDC Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:49 PM

    You are a political deal broker. Pls stop your bullying

    Saman Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:55 PM

    Does it solve the current situation by holding PC polls? True it has to be done but priority should be given to any election that takes us out from the current mess.

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 24 November 2018 10:45 PM

    The general public has lost confidence in our politicians and it is really fed up with them. Every politician has made these institutions as a money making concern.

    Saradiel Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:14 PM

    Talking rubbish. Please use your head and some common sense. You need a stable government before anything else.

    Gayan Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:25 PM

    Easier to hold elections in Arabia than in Sri Lanka.

    manoj.m Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:26 PM

    People should have powet to decide their main governing body. Which is parliament

    Gemunu Sunday, 25 November 2018 03:55 PM

    How can you expect free and fair elections from MARA's illegal governement unconstitutionally appointed by Mad Sirisena?

    Sam Sunday, 25 November 2018 04:08 PM

    You are a MR bootlicker

    gamarala Monday, 26 November 2018 10:01 AM

    Yes, he is exactly correct, we do neither require a President nor a Financial Minister, looking at the way the country's economy deteriorates, only pala-babas would require to be there to show blue-films to the common public.

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